Crispin Cioe’s Store features 3 albums: Soul Noir by Cracked Ice, a band created by Crispin; the soundtrack for the movie Burnzy’s Last Call by Crispin Cioe; and The Uptown Horns Revue, the album created by the horn section called the Uptown Horns — Arno, Crispin, Larry and Bob — featuring songs they wrote together with a couple of very choice covers. Crispin’s store shares links below where you can listen to the music as well as stream or purchase the songs.
Crispin Music Store Albums
Soul Noir by Cracked Ice
Cracked Ice is saxophonist Crispin Cioe’s NYC-based, 7 or 8 -member, retro-nuevo soul band named after a stomping Earl Bostic jukebox hit from waaaay back in the day. Crispin formed the group early in the millennium to perform regularly at blue-light bars, swank affaires, blind pigs, elegant occasions, beach blanket bongo bashes, dirt-floor dives, back-alley boites, and esteemed concert stages. Their debut release, Soul Noir is full of Crispin’s tunes that shound like soul/r&b classics, only brand new ones you’ve never heard before!
Burnzy’s Last Call (soundtrack) by Crispin Cioe
Called “cooler than cool,” by Billboard, Crispin produced, arranged and wrote or co-wrote seven of the tracks on this eclectic soundtrack to the award-winning 1999 indie film Burnzy’s Last Call. With new songs from Lou Christie, Graham Parker, David Johansen, Debbie Harry, Evan Dando, Soozie Tyrell, the Smithereens and his own Uptown Horns, Crispin has created a unique musical expression that is both evocative of 60’s and 70’s and would also sound right at home on a NYC dive bar jukebox today.
The Uptown Horns Revue by The Uptown Horns
As recording session and touring pros, the Uptown Horns have always maintained their stellar band The Uptown Horns Revue, worked on their original songs, and performed regularly at East Coast clubs, often featuring guest stars including Willy DeVille, Peter Wolf, Catherine Russell, Joe Louis Walker, Southside Johnny, Debbie Davies, and Johnny Copeland. This album, also titled “The Uptown Horns Revue” offers listeners a stellar cast of friends-of-the-Horns including Keith Richards, Peter Wolf, and the late great Albert Collins – performing on a bracing blast of rhythm & blues.