Between Heaven & Earth: Music of the Jewish Mystics

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All Music Guide - Bob Tarte
Veteran klezmer musician Andy Statman, who inherited a clarinet from klezmer legend Dave Tarras, leaves the past behind on a series of John Coltrane-inflected voyages to the dark, mystical heart of Yiddish music. Featured are cosmic jazz interpretations of devotional music deveykus niggum, table-songs tisch niggunim, and traditional dances rikkudim. While most of the material unfurls slowly, a pair of cuts with guesting newgrass banjo player Béla Fleck absolutely sparkle. On "Purim Niggun," Statman and Fleck even abandon the reverential tone of the rest of the disc to kick their heels at a dance tune Statman originally learned from an old Naftule Brandwein 78 rpm recording. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Tarte
Veteran klezmer musician Andy Statman, who inherited a clarinet from klezmer legend Dave Tarras, leaves the past behind on a series of John Coltrane-inflected voyages to the dark, mystical heart of Yiddish music. Featured are cosmic jazz interpretations of devotional music deveykus niggum, table-songs tisch niggunim, and traditional dances rikkudim. While most of the material unfurls slowly, a pair of cuts with guesting newgrass banjo player Béla Fleck absolutely sparkle. On "Purim Niggun," Statman and Fleck even abandon the reverential tone of the rest of the disc to kick their heels at a dance tune Statman originally learned from an old Naftule Brandwein 78 rpm recording. Most of the pieces were recorded live in the studio with lots of improvising by Statman and quartet members Kenny Werner, Harvie Swartz, and Bob Weiner, and the lack of overdub diddling results in a terrific immediacy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/1997
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351647924
  • Catalog Number: 64079
  • Sales rank: 217,893

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maggid (9:39)
  2. 2 You Were Revealed (10:16)
  3. 3 Adir (7:38)
  4. 4 Chassidic Waltz (5:23)
  5. 5 Yonah (5:02)
  6. 6 Reb Nachman's Deveykus Niggun (5:41)
  7. 7 Purim (4:56)
  8. 8 Tzamah Nafshi (8:00)
  9. 9 If Not For... (4:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Statman Primary Artist, Clarinet, Mandolin
Harvie Swartz Bass
Béla Fleck 5-string Banjo
David Grisman Mandolin
Scott Lee Bass
Bob Weiner Percussion, Drums
Kenny Werner Piano
Technical Credits
Andy Statman Producer
Rich Lamb Engineer
Dave Sears Producer, Liner Notes
Paul Wickliffe Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Impressed

    I wasn't really impressed with this CD. It wasn't a spiritual experience. The music was more of an annoyance. Lots of clarinet and lots of nervous energy. Many of the pieces sounded the same or similar. Faint tinges of Jewish melodies, but nothing that seemed to connect to famous Jewish melodies of the past.

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