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Saturday, February 17, 2007 Options
Andy Statman

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Live session, in the final half hour of the show: Andy Statman Trio, with bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle.

Brilliant clarinetist and mandolinist Andy Statman is a musical visionary on two fronts: Following his 1960s apprenticeship with mandolin master David Grisman, Statman helped redefine bluegrass as a member of the 70s "newgrass" band Country Cookin' with Tony Trischka. 

And he was one of the leading lights in the klezmer music revival of the same era, prized pupil the legendary klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras. Tarras so adored Statman that he bequeathed his instruments to Andy when he died.

Statman has two excellent new cds, one representing each of the major strains in his music: the bluegrassy / rootsy "East Flatbush Blues" and "Awakening from Above", an exploration of Chassidic Jewish music (both available from

The Andy Statman Trio plays most Mondays and Thursdays at the Charles Street Synagogue, Charles Street at West Fourth Street in Greenwich Village at 8:30 pm.  Info here:
Andy's next area club gig:  Saturday March 10 at 8pm at Barbes, 376 9th St. at 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn,

Info on Andy’s gigs in New York, the US, Europe and beyond:


Special thanks to engineer Chris Stubbs and assistant Juan Aboites for another great mix under especially tight time constraints, and Andy's producer (and driver!) Ed Haber.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Sanullim: Already Options / Oh! Already?

Sanullim: Track 10 Options / Remember Your Smile

Kinky: Mas Options / Kinky / Nettwerk

Nacao Zumbi: Carimbaeo Options / Various Artists: What's Happening in Pernambuco / Luaka Bop / *

Ojos de Brujo: Todo Tiende Options / Techari / Six Degrees / *

Aterciopelados: Paces Options / Oye / Nacional / *

Magic System: Syndicat Options / Un Gaou A Paris / Virgin

Source: Manquez Pas Options / Tonight's African Dance Band / Completelly Nuts / *

Timbuktu: Nu Options / Various Artists: Afrikya Volume 1 / Rasa / *

Los Amigos Invisibles: Esto Es Lo Que Hay Options / Various Artists: Luaka Bop Remix / Luaka Bop / *
Maurim Reggaeton Mix (2005 release, new to WFMU)

Eddie Palmieri: La Malanga Options / Superimposition / Fania

Dhol Foundation: Healing With Turmeric Options / Big Drum Small World / Shakti
Music Bed

Tartit: Ansari Options / Abacabok / Crammed Discs / *

Los Tigres del Norte: Contrabando y Traicion Options

S. P. Balasubramaniam: Kavithai Paadu Options / Beatific Song of S. P. Balasubramaniam / Oriental Records

Title Unknown:
Unlabeled CDR, Chinatown NYC purchase...

Meas Samoun: The Engagement Options / Various Artists: Cambodian Rocks 1

Bird Thongchai and Jintara: Saum Dai Options

Tartit: Ansari Options / Abacabok / Crammed Discs / *

Group Doueh: Dun Dan Options / Guitar Music from the Western Sahara / Sublime Frequencies / *

Yoshida Brothers: Overland Blues Options / III / Domo

Guy Davis: Po' Boy, Great Long Ways From Home Options / Skunkmello / Red House / *

Lord Kitchener: The Underground Train Options / Various Artists: London is the Place For Me - Trinidadian Calypso in London 1950-1956 / Honest Jons / *
2002 release, new to WFMU

The Jamaican Calypsonians: Dr. Kinsey Options / Various Artists: Boogu Yagga Gal / Heritage

T.O. Jazz: Human's Don't Last Long Options / Various Artists: Vintage Palmwine / Otrabanda

Pistolera: Tatuaje Options / Siempre Hay Salida / *

Epifani Barbers: Suspiri Tua Options / Marannui / Protasis

Efkar: Tamzara Options / Back to Anatolia / Caprice / *

Nil Karaibrahimgil: Butun Kizlar Toplandik Options / Various Artists: Beyond Istanbul / Trikont

Chitra: Kehna Hi Kya Options / Various Artists: Best of Bollywood / Hip-O
From the film Bombay

Andy Statman:
Live at WFMU

Andy Statman:
Live at WFMU

Andy Statman:
Live at WFMU

Andy Statman:
Live at WFMU

Andy Statman:
Live at WFMU

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