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East Flatbush Blues
Andy Statman
East Flatbush Blues
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Andy Statman
Title: East Flatbush Blues
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shefa
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 10/10/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Jewish & Yiddish, Middle East, Israel
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 716851300120

CD Reviews

Mandolin Mensch
1969mets | New York, NY | 11/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With this outstanding release, Andy Statman has perfected a new musical genre. Let's call it "Bop-Grass." The format is (usually) a power trio (mandolin-bass-drums) and while I normally prefer my bluegrass sans drums, it is--in fact--the percussion that makes these sessions so special. Don't be fooled by the bluegrassy titles or the fact that some of these tracks were recorded in a Brooklyn synagogue: this is very hot free-form fiddle-tune music played by a master of the mandolin."
Andy is awesome
Homer | Stillwater Ok | 10/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Do you like bluegrass? Do you like jazz? Are you interested in the mandolin? If you answered yes to any of the above this recording is essential listening.At times, Andy plays with a fire rarely seen since Bill Monroe yet he can also take interstellar flights reminiscent of the great jazz players of the 60s. And somehow he never leaves the listener behind despite the prodigious chops.At times I found myself forgetting that a mandolin was playing. I just heard really great music."
2008 Grammy Nominee
For Two Cents Plain | Brooklyn, New York United States | 01/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not only is this a milestone in creative mandolin-playing and composition, but it is even getting some of the recognition it deserves! "Rawhide" was just nominated for a Grammy award. Word has it that Statman will be in Nashville to record on Bela Fleck's forthcoming CD around the time of the awards, and may be on hand to receive what his fans hope will be his Grammy. (But winner or not, Andy really outdid himself with this brilliant and many-sided performance.)"