Album Review: Paul Green & Two Worlds | A Bissel Rhythm | Music | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Pin It
Favorite

Album Review: Paul Green & Two Worlds | A Bissel Rhythm 

click to enlarge cd-paul-green.jpg

Paul Green & Two Worlds | A Bissel Rhythm

(Big Round Records)
Bigroundrecords.com

Klezmer comes in all shapes, sounds, and sizes these days. What unites them all is mostly and often subtly technical: the use of specific modes, pitches, and ornamentation (roughly analogous to "blue notes" in jazz and blues). In the early 20th century, some Eastern European immigrant musicians absorbed the sounds and strategies of jazz. Western Massachusetts composer, clarinetist, and bandleader Paul Green may be an unlikely heir to that genre—he spent most of his musical life playing classical music—but he captures the mood of klezmer and the rhythms of jazz on original tunes meant for dancing or reflecting on his second album, A Bissel Rhythm, which was recorded at NRS Recording Studio in Catskill and engineered by Hudson Valley superstar Scott Petito. Aided by his stellar sextet of mostly Berkshire-based musicians, Green's fusion is both logical and evocative, a marriage of two great musical traditions.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Art Exhibition - Will Squibb "Chekhov's Gun" @ Window On Hudson

Art Exhibition - Will Squibb "Chekhov's Gun"

June 29-Aug. 2, 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. — Chekhov’s Gun marks Will Squibb’s first solo exhibition of his multidisciplinary study...

"2017-2021 Martin Roth transformed a ruin into a garden for a plant concert"

July 10-Oct. 31 — Installation by Martin Roth among the ruins of the Newburgh City Club....

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture

It’s high time Chronogram made a newsletter about marijuana. Stay in the know with the latest on dispensary openings, industry news, cultivation tips, and more as we cover the emerging cannabis scene in New York and the Northeast. Welcome to High Society.

Subscribe

* indicates required