Shapiro, Paul / Midnight Minyan
Album:Midnight Minyan Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shapiro, Paul Added:Oct 2003
Label:Tzadik Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-11-10 Pull Date:2004-01-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 11Jan 4Dec 28Dec 21Dec 14Nov 23Nov 16

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 04, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
Lester Young's Misheberakh
4.Jan 06, 2004:the jewish alternative
2.Jan 10, 2004:Morning Glory
Lester Young's Misheberakh
5.Dec 30, 2003:the jewish alternative
To Life
3.Jan 09, 2004:Memory Select
Freigish Behavior
6.Dec 23, 2003:the jewish alternative
To Life

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-11-21 
Klezmer jazz, done in a smoky-lounge mood led by tenor sax. Upbeat and mostly playful. Reminiscent of John Zorn's Masada, unavoidably, but the sound is bigger and less firey, and the atmosphere is closer to traditional, pre-Ornette jazz. Nice stuff.

Includes Steve Bernstein (Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob) on trumpet and former East Bay favorite Peter Apfelbaum on backup sax.

1- Mid/slow and grand, like ballroom music
2- Fast-feeling shuffle
3- Slow, with blaring trumpet solo
4- Mid/fast with sweeping solos
5- Slow, super loungy
6- Traditional celebration piece made swingy
7- Slow horns over fast patter, almost a Calypso sound; gets into near-free overlapping solos
8- Slow crime-jazz feel
9- Big, loud, start-stop piece

Track Listing
1.Ma Lecha Hayam 5.Aitz Chaim He
2.Freigish Behavior 6.To Life
3.Sim Shalom 7.Amidah
4.Haftorah Prelude 8.Lester Young's Misheberakh
 9.Haftorah Postlude