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Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Jan 30

Naftules Dream live Who: Naftule’s Dream When: January 30, 8:00 p.m.Where: Artists-At-Large Gallery, 37 Everett St., corner of Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, Boston, 617-276-3223 Tickets: $8 donation

Naftule’s Dream at Artists-At-Large
Gallery, January 30, 2004

Boston’s "best underappreciated band," Naftule’s Dream will play the Artists-At-Large Gallery (37 Everett St., corner of Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, Boston, 617-276-3223 on January 30, 8:00pm. Suggested admission donation is $8. Photos and recordings available: 617-522-2900.

Naftule’s Dream has been universally recognized for intense concert performances which draw on elements of traditional Jewish klezmer music, hardcore rock and free jazz with compositional brilliance and virtuosic execution. The "deep emotional resonance" which marks their live performances has made them a must-see on the Boston scene and has won them converts on their travels through Europe as well as the strongholds of new music in New York and Chicago.

The band’s fourth CD, "Live in Florence" has just been released by Innova, and it features a live concert recorded in Italy last year.

Naftule’s Dream features musicians from a diverse list of bands prominent on the local music scene including Brandon Seabrook (electric guitar) and Jim Gray (tuba), Michael McLaughlin (accordion) , Gary Bohan(trumpet); Eric Rosenthal (drums), and bandleader/clarinetist Glenn Dickson.

"(Naftule’s Dream) stretch the limits of densely composed and then freely jammed-out music of deep emotional resonance. It’s a crazy-ass circus one minute, a funeral procession another, and everything in between the rest of the time." -Richard Gehr, The Villiage Voice

"This is without a doubt the most startlingly original, audacious music I’ve heard…What else can you say about a band that combines klezmer music and free jazz with feedback guitar into an organic, fully realized whole? It’s a remarkable balancing act of discipline and unabashed noise, technical brilliance and a completely contrary punk/no-wave aesthetic... Imagine Albert Mangelsdorf, Ivo Papasov, Jimi Hendrix, and Ran Blake jamming with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at a Hassidic wedding and you’ll get a piece of the idiosyncratic picture here." -Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

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