Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Classical
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I listen to this and/or "The Gods of Our Fathers" every night while meditating, and often play it after I turn the lights out, and when I get up in the morning. It is lovely, lyrical, uplifting, joy-inspiring music, and Andy Statman's fresh, somewhat jazz-influenced approach raises the beautiful traditional melodies to new levels."
Jazz meets classical
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andy statman finds a beautiful middle-ground between jazzy clarinet and classical vibes. The folk elements add character and content to the music, by putting it in a cultural context. Just wish someone would release the wonderful Swingrass '83 with Statman on mandolin: Wow!"
It May Do Your Soul Some Good
Karl W. Nehring | Ostrander, OH USA | 08/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Given that The Andy Statman Quartet comprises Statman on clarinet and mandolin, Bruce Barth on piano, Scott Lee on acoustic bass, and Bob Weiner on drums and percussion, you might be wondering why this was released on Sony Classical. The tunes played on this CD were written by Statman, by rabbis, or are traditional tunes arranged by Statman. And these are not Klezmer tunes, these are serious pieces on religious themes. That does not mean they are straightlaced and dour, though; indeed, they are quite musically enjoyable. This is not the kind of music you are very likely going or hear on the radio, alas, so if you are curious about how such music sounds, you are probably going to have to go out (or just sit in your easy chair and purchase it via the worldwide web, but you really ought to get out and get some fresh air and a little exercise walking to and from the car) and purchase this CD. It may do your soul (and body, if you get out) some good."