Green, Paul / Music Coming Together
Album: Music Coming Together   Collection:World
Artist:Green, Paul   Added:Dec 2016
Label:Centaur Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-12-06 Pull Date: 2017-02-07 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Dec 18 Dec 11
Airplays: 2 1 3 2 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 21, 2018: Melange
Los Bilbilicos
4. Jul 13, 2017: Melange
Los Bilbilicos
2. Jan 18, 2018: Melange
Los Bilbilicos
5. Feb 09, 2017: Melange
My Funny Jewish Valentine
3. Nov 02, 2017: Melange
Los Bilbilicos
6. Feb 08, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Tarras Doina And Blues

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-12-03
Clarinetist Paul Green takes klezmer and other Jewish and non-Jewish melodies and puts his own spin on them with jazz, classical, blues and elements from Jewish music with four other musicians; songs are half Jewish and half straight up jazz

NO FCC's (instrumental); favorite tracks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

1- Tarras Doina and Blues (6:43) –rhapsodic klezmer form segues to minor key blues-- great clarinet & piano; swings

*2-Si La Mar Era Leche (3:41) –Sephardic folk melody – haunting and beautiful

3- Yiddish Footprints (6:09) – 12 bar Jewish blues based on Wayne Shorter's melody-- begins quietly with low-key bass and opens out with more instruments; very much in the jazz mode

*4 – Shein Vi Di L'vone (3:04) – tuneful selection from American Yiddish theater with crying clarinet and other instruments chiming in to make it swing

*5- Der Gasn Nigun (6:31) – slow Jewish waltz; a bit dirge-y but then picks up in the middle

*6- So, Nu? (6:49) – “So What” from Miles Davis, changed to a Jewish scale from Miles' Dorian mode

7- My Funny Jewish Valentine (4:39) –Richard Rodger's famous tune re-worked with Jewish scales; nice clarinet arrangement

***8- Los Bilbilicos (4:01) – jazzy version of this classic Sephardic song with solo clarinet intro; guitar comes in – nice duet;

*9-Papirosn (5:28) – heart-breaking song about orphan in the ghetto forced to sell cigarettes on the street; picks up tempo a lot and becomes almost happy (no lyrics here)

10- Utt Da Zay (6:21) – Cab Calloway recorded this originally Yiddish melody, Jewish/jazz fusion

Track Listing
1. Tarras Doina And Blues   6. So, Nu?
2. Si La Mar Era Leche   7. My Funny Jewish Valentine
3. Yiddish Footprints   8. Los Bilbilicos
4. Shein Vi Di L'vone   9. Papirosn
5. Der Gasn Nigun   10. Utt Da Zay