The Uptown Horns: Crispin Cioe

Crispin Cioe:
Alto and Baritone saxophones

Crispin Cioe plays alto saxophone on:
Pretty Vacant (with Arno Hecht)
Black Lace Shoulder (with Arno Hecht)
Sexual Terrorist (alto saxophone solo)

The Uptown Horns at the Stereo Society (selected links):
To Uptown Horns' home at the Stereo Society (all links)
To Uptown Horns' Biography
To 'On the Road'
To Uptown Horns' albums

To Uptown Horns' interview with Mike Thorne

To Bob Funk (trombone)
To Crispin Cioe (alto sax)
To Larry Etkin (trumpet and flugelorn
To Arno Hecht (tenor sax)

To external Uptown Horns sites:
To www.Crispinmusic.com
To Burnzy's Last Call soundtrack
To www.Phunque.com

The Uptown Horns: Crispin Cioe

Crispin at the Stereo Society Sprawl sessions,
September 1998

Crispin Cioe (pronounced See-o) grew up in Chicago near legendary Maxwell Street, an outdoor mall which attracted late night impromptu jam sessions by Blues greats ranging from Muddy Waters to Willie Dixon. After a brief year in New York City, his family moved to Motor City. "In the early '60s, Detroit was a center of rock 'n roll My dad worked at one of the top 'rock' stations, and I would spend hours looking through their record collections and hanging out in the studio while the deejays were spinning. One of the jocks also had an 'American Bandstand' type of TV show that I would hang out at with my friends."

"I knew I always wanted to be a writer, so I studied journalism at the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor. After my third year of college I realized what I really wanted to do and quit with only one semester left. I spent my money on a sax and music studies at Wayne State and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. When I ran out of cash I moved back home and joined a soul band called Radio King & His Court of Rhythm." More...

Burnzy's Last Call is a feature film airing repeatedly this year on the Sundance Channel.

As the film´s composer,Crispin created a full playlist of imaginary hits by fictional one-hit wonders. In doing so, Crispin convinced some very famous singers and musicians to write songs and perform -- not as themselves, but as artists from the a parallel universe.

1. INTO THE MIRROR
Performed by Nik Gentry (Smithereens)
(Diken/DiBelia) Donnaelaine Music, BMI

2. SPACE MONKEY
Performed by Little John Nancy (David Johansen)
(Cioe/Gilmore/Johansen) Buster Poindexter Inc, Crispin Music, BMI

3. SO WE DANCED AGAIN
Performed by Nancy John (Deborah Harry)
(Cioe/Gilmore/Harry) Crispin Music BMI, TriTone Tunes, ASCAP

4. WHAT WILL I DO WITH MY HEART
Performed by the Boleros (Dennis Diken & Pete DiBella)
(Diken/DiBelia) Donnaelaine Music, BMI

5. CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART
Performed by Wally & the Wankers (Graham Parker)
(Graham Parker) Ellisclan Ltd, Adm. by Bug Music

6. BABY YOU'RE A DRAG
Performed by the Spirochaetes (Evan Dando & Adam Roth.)
(Adam Roth) Mustang Louie Music/BMI
7. WAITING FOR THE PAIN
Performed by Melvyn Straight (Dennis Ray & the Uptown Horns)
(Cioe/Gilmore) Crispin Music, BMI

8. GIBLETS
Performed by Duke Duckworth & the Mallards (Crispin Cioe)
(Cioe/Gilmore) Crispin Music/BMI

9. SMALL TALK
Performed by, Judy Paris (Soozie Tyrell)
(Cioe/Gilmore) Crispin Music, BMI

10. I CAN'T STOP THE RAIN
Performed by Frankie Modesto (Lou Christie)
(Lou Christie) Lightning Strikes Music, BMI

11. I'VE GROWN USED TO LOSIN'
Performed by Skinny Blackmon (George Gilmore)
(Cioe/Gilmore) Crispin Music, BMI

12. I WANT TO BE AT MY OWN FUNERAL
Performed by Louie "Segundo" Due (David Johansen)
(Gilmore/Johansen) Buster Poindexter Inc, Crispin Music, BMI

13. LAST CALL
Performed by Steve Gourmand (Hank Bones)
(Cioe/ Brad Ford) Crispin Music, BMI
The Uptown Horns at the Stereo Society (selected links):
To Uptown Horns' home at the Stereo Society (all links)
To Uptown Horns' Biography
To 'On the Road'
To Uptown Horns' albums

To Uptown Horns' interview with Mike Thorne

To Bob Funk (trombone)
To Crispin Cioe (alto sax)
To Larry Etkin (trumpet and flugelorn
To Arno Hecht (tenor sax)

To external Uptown Horns sites:
To www.Crispinmusic.com
To Burnzy's Last Call soundtrack
To www.Phunque.com