Los Noviembres describes its style as "Pan Atlantic," a "Western" band, if you will, disparate musical elements of Europe, Africa and the Americas in aggregate. The four musicians who make up the band (please see our Bio page) mean to gain back and reclaim the original musical meaning of "heavy" i.e. a regalness that only comes from deep, deep roots combined with the member's weighty history working in important music; the hard blues, serious jazz, country, classical, opera, '60s pop, roadhouse, rockabilly, '70s rock and music for film and T.V. To wit: Paul Boll's reach and grasp spanning the aforementioned hard blues all the way to to an ease working with sophisticated computer software composing music in the realm of film and T.V, Paul Unger's important work in symphonic music, jazz and tango, Angie Cassada's uncanny ease with the vocal styles and languages of Europe and the Americas and Dennis Durick's complete command of the jazz idiom while simultaneously being smartly attuned to rock, blues, latin, afro-cuban, country, funk and soul demonstrate the band's heaviness.
The ability to work up a song backstage in five minutes with The Gospel Hummingbirds and Chris Isaak's band, at "Slims" in San Francisco, and then to perform that song in front of a wildly cheering audience waiting for an encore, or flawlessly sight-reading a whole gig of jazz tunes, with no time for rehearsal, with members of Pink Martini in front of a packed house, or the ability to learn and memorize in two week's time fifteen French classics and then perform those songs, two nights running, in front of 900 people each night .... these examples and many, many more give further proof that this is a band in that very rare category as the greats of old.
Los Noviembres was formed by Paul Boll and Angie Cassada autumn 2005. Originally and simply initiated as a rare opportunity for Paul Boll to play and combine, on any given night, his knowledge of many guitar styles and his desire to further his interest in computer music .... and ... Angie's desire to put to good use her skills singing in many languages, "Los Novs" played many shows as a duo, mostly at art gatherings, but also in residence at Cantina Mambo, downtown Fort Worth, spring / summer '07.
In autumn 2009 Paul Unger and Dennis Durick joined up after conversations between Paul Boll and Paul Unger where the two musicians discovered many mutual musical (and cinematic) interests. For the next year and a half The Novembers concentrated on jazz, blues, Mexican boleros, tango and the music of French "New Wave" cinema.
In April, 2011 Los Noviembres started work on their first record "The Great Iridescent Glory." and completed work at Thanksgiving the same year. During this seven month period the band took a hiatus from live performance, only playing four shows. Los Noviembres are now happy to release "The Iridescent ...." and have been performing songs from the record this autumn in Texas.