Sunday, July 25, 2004

Klez In An Elevator!

The Plain Dealer talks with clarinetist Bert Stratton of the "Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band."
'Colleges and museums always have nice padded seats, so it's tougher to get people to get up and dance,' says Stratton. 'As for funerals, the comedy shtick never seems to go over as well.'
Still, yukking it up at a funeral is easier than cramming into an elevator.
'One time we were hired to play elevator music for this party,' says Stratton. 'So they actually squeezed us into an elevator and had us play.'
I thought that was Kenny G.'s turf!

Ari Davidow reviews their recent release "Meshugeneh Mambo at the Klezmer Shack. Sounds interesting.

Amazon has it here: