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Hislahavus’ Review of Andy Statman’s Superstring Theory

Hislahavus’ Review of Andy Statman’s Superstring Theory

                      Superstring Theory may be the title of the album, but the truth is it’s super-string in reality – no theoreticals about it! The great returns with another of his genre-busting records, pushing his trio to a quintet with the addition of two brilliant musicians, [&hellip

New Release from Andy Statman: Superstring Theory!

New Release from Andy Statman: Superstring Theory!

                  Master mandolinist and monster musician Andy Statman is booking October 20th for the release of his new album, Superstring Theory! In this release, he’ll be joined by his regular trio, alongside another virtuoso with jaw-dropping talent, fiddler Michael Cleveland. Cleveland is an inspiration not only for [&hellip

American Routes Interviews Andy Statman

American Routes Interviews Andy Statman

Check out this delightful interview of that master musician, Andy Statman, by radio show American Routes. The Q & A, which followed Andy’s awarding of the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, is interspersed with music from across Andy’s catalogue, from the classic Flatbush Waltz to his recent mandolin interpretation of Mah Yedidus. http://americanroutes.wwno.org/player/playlist/29689 [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of the Yess Legacy – Disc 2

Hislahavus’ Review of the Yess Legacy – Disc 2

Disc 2: (Our review on Disc 1 can be found here.) Fight in the Man: (****) Quite possibly Megama’s greatest song, at least lyrically. Gershon Veroba loves this song, as evidenced by his earlier release of an a cappella version of it (available for free at MostlyMusic.com), which this one is conceptually based off of. [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Yotzin Bashir, by The Heart and the Wellspring

Hislahavus’ Review of Yotzin Bashir, by The Heart and the Wellspring

A new Chabad niggunim album! Yes, I know that there are about 3 dozen on the market, but this one is really something special. HaLev VehaMaayan is a talented quintet, seemingly unknown outside of Israel. Their anchoring soloist is Breslover clarinetist Chilik Frank, who has a sound located somewhere in between Andy Statman and Giora [&hellip

Exclusive Interview with Andy Statman: Part 2 – “Old Brooklyn”

Exclusive Interview with Andy Statman: Part 2 – “Old Brooklyn”

Part 1 of this interview can be found here; Hislahavus’ review of Old Brooklyn can be found here. Hislahavus: Some of your compositions on this album seem to have tones like niggunim; particularly Eitan and Zeidy. Thoughts on that? Andy Statman: My Hollywood Girls – and I’ll have to tell you about that name – [&hellip

Exclusive Interview with Andy Statman: Part 1 – Statman on Niggunim

Exclusive Interview with Andy Statman: Part 1 – Statman on Niggunim

Part 1 of a wide-ranging, honest and informative interview with world class master musician, Andy Statman. Hislahavus: Mazel Tov on your release of the new album, Old Brooklyn! Can you tell us of the reaction so far in the secular and Jewish music worlds to the album? Andy Statman: There have been some good previews. [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Andy Statman’s Old Brooklyn

Hislahavus’ Review of Andy Statman’s Old Brooklyn

NOTE: I wrote this review before my conversation with Statman himself. That exclusive and wide-ranging interview will be published here as well. But there are a few areas of that conversation that clarify or define parts of the album; concepts that I knew nothing of as a simple listener. So, for insider info on this [&hellip

Alternative Jewish Music: Great Artists

Alternative Jewish Music: Great Artists

Daniel Zamir Genre: Jazz Instrument: Alto and Soprano Sax Albums: Children of Israel, Satlah, Exodus, Amen, I Believe Recently, Zamir was in the headlines, as Tzippi Livni brought her husband to one of his concerts for their 25th wedding anniversary. Livni told Zamir that she told Bill Clinton that she would send him a copy [&hellip