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Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro, saxophonist, flautist, composer and bandleader, has been active in New York 's creative music scene for over two decades. Throughout the eighties he led his own avant-funk band Foreign Legion, which was featured on Emergency Records' compilation "This Is The Funk." Paul was a longtime member of Philip Johnston's Microscopic Septet that toured internationally and recorded for Stash and Osmosis Records. In the early nineties Paul started to record for many of the new producers of dance music and hip-hop. His most noted work from that period is his song-length flute solo on Frankie Knuckles' "The Whistle Song," which became a top-ten pop hit in the UK, and an international dance club classic

Article: Lyrics

Le Nuove Avventure di Phillip Johnston

Read "Le Nuove Avventure di Phillip Johnston" reviewed by Vic Albani


Il sessantaquattrenne signor Phillip Johnston è un avanguardista autentico da tempi non sospetti. Famoso ai più per essere stato uno dei fondatori di quella straordinaria fucina creativa che risponde al nome di Microscopic Septet dove passano o sono passati Joel Forrester, ma anche di John Zorn, Don Davis, Richard Dworkin, David Hofstra, Dave Sewelson, George Bishop, ...

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Shofarot Verses

Label: Tzadik
Released: 2015
Track listing: Hashiven; Get Me to the Shul on Time; Surfin’ Salami; Search Your Soul; Halil; Ashamnu; Daven Dance; In Phrygia; With Reed and Skins.

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Article: Album Review

Paul Shapiro: Shofarot Verses

Read "Shofarot Verses" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Nel nome dello shofar, strumento-simbolo della musica ebraica che compare in copertina intrecciato a un sax alto, si svolge questo album, che parte con un monologo di Paul Shapiro e va poi a impantanarsi piuttosto velocemente nelle secche di una musica che rispetta sì i canoni del filone di appartenenza, ma lo fa con fin troppa ...

Album

Shofarot Verses

Label: Tzadik
Released: 2014
Track listing: Hashiven; Get Me to the Shul on time; Surfin’ Salami; Search Your Soul; Halil; Ashamnu; Daven Dance; In Phrygia; With Reed and Skins.

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Article: Album Review

Paul Shapiro: Shofarot Verses

Read "Shofarot Verses" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Saxophonist Paul Shapiro is one of the few who succeeded in blending organic soul and R&B with the Jewish tradition--the musical one and the liturgical texts--in a highly original, convincing manner. His fourth album for John Zorn's Tzadik label Radical Jewish Culture series enriches his unique and personal art. Shofarot Verses is ...

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Article: Live Review

Steven Bernstein and Nicole Mitchell: Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, February 15-16, 2011

Read "Steven Bernstein and Nicole Mitchell: Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, February 15-16, 2011" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Steven Bernstein's Diaspora Soul & Nicole Mitchell's Indigo Trio Tel Aviv Jazz Festival Cinemateque Tel Aviv, Israel February 15-16, 2011 The 2011 edition of the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival did not feature big names but, instead, focused on musicians who have solidified their unique way of bridging the past with ...

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News: Performance / Tour

December at The Cornelia Street Cafe

December at The Cornelia Street Cafe

"A Culinary As Well A Cultural Landmark" Proclamation, City of New York, 1987 For reservations and more info call 212 989 9319, located at 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, NYC 10014, email us&#[email protected] Showtimes: Weeknights: 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM, 10:00 PM, Weekends: 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM (doors open @ ...

Album

Essen

Label: Tzadik
Released: 2008
Track listing: Essen; My Little Cousin; Utt-Da-Zay; A Bee Gezindt; Oy Veys Mir; Mama Goes Where Papa Goes; Dunkin' Bagel; Tzouris; Matzaoh Balls; A Bissel Bop.

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Article: Album Review

Paul Shapiro's Ribs and Brisket Revue: Essen

Read "Essen" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Essen. Come il titolo di una canzone-menù yiddish sulle Catskills Mountains. Ma anche Essen come “mangiare" in tedesco. “Dimmi cosa mangi e ti dirò chi sei", disse nel 1825 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, e questa sua famosa frase spicca sul retro della copertina dell'album. Il cibo come espressione di una cultura. Il cibo come primo punto di ...


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