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Andy Statman

Posted by cnsayer on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I had the pleasure of jamming with Andy Statman recently.  I adore his playing, both on clarinet and mandolin, and was delighted by his invitation to join him at an intimate venue in NYC’s West VillageThe musicians in his regular trio are superb -- Larry Eagle (percussion) and Jim Whitney (string bass) I have enjoyed working with them on my own gigs many times over the years.  Their musical connection with Andy has that special, profound depth that results when top players work together extensively. This particular evening, Jim wasn’t there, so I joined in on the musical conversation between Andy and Larry.   


Though I relate with ease when listening to Andy's fabulous combination of klezmer, jazz and bluegrass, playing with him offers me a stretch outside of my normIt was a fun challenge that also renewed my desire to expand my bluegrass & old-time repertoire.  Best of all, Andy invited me to join him again and also work out some tunes together – more stretching to look forward to!        


2 comments on “Andy Statman”

Cotton-eyed Joe Says:
Thursday, July 1, 2010 @2:20:16 AM

Sounds like you had been havin' loads fun...
And a lot more bluegrass and old time wonderful... As you can't beat a good set of tunes for your repertoire... t' fall back on when needed...
And also workin' a few tunes together... Are them few tracks bein' recorded then ... Ah...
'appy pickin'

twayneking Says:
Monday, July 5, 2010 @10:46:43 AM

I love people who stretch the musical genres. Very cool!

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