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MTO Plays SLY | NYC Release Party on Oct. 14 at 92Y Tribeca

Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra celebrates the release of  MTO Plays SLY, a tribute to the music of Sly & The Family Stone, at 92Y Tribeca on Friday, October 14Advance tickets are on sale here.

MTO Plays SLY is now available for pre-order on LP and CD. Any orders received before street date on September 27 will be signed by Steven Bernstein. Pick up your copy now.

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With Special Guests Antony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, Shilpa Ray and Vernon Reid

New York City’s favorite “little big band” Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra cracks open wide the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone on its third album, MTO Plays SLY. On this freewheeling and jubilant 13-track tribute, MTO is propelled by a dynamic cast of special guests, including Antony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, Shilpa Ray and Vernon Reid, treating Sly & The Family Stone with the same (ir)reverence it would Duke Ellington or Count Basie. By illuminating the melodic and harmonic sophistication of the iconoclast’s body of work, MTO re-imagine Sly Stone through the filter of their own “downtown NYC” aesthetic, while still upholding the Day-Glo soul and psychedelic funk that is the backbone for classics like “M’Lady,” “Everyday People” and “Family Affair.” Both the CD and LP versions of the release include extensive liner notes by Steven Bernstein and music historian Greg Tate along with never before seen photos from the recording sessions.

MTO is Steven Bernstein, Peter Apfelbaum, Doug Wieselman, Erik Lawrence, Curtis Fowlkes, Charlie Burnham, Matt Munisteri, Ben Allison and Ben Perowsky