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Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh; Greg Wall's Later Prophets, NYC, Dec 30

Aaron Alexander's, Midrash Mish Mosh with Greg Wall's Later Prophets Double Bill at Makor, Dec. 30, 2004, 8PM

Aaron Alexander's band Midrash Mish Mosh will perform at Makor/Steinhardt Center, on Dec 30th, at 8PM, followed by Greg Wall's Later Prophets at 9:30PM. Makor is located at 35 W. 67th St., (bet. Columbus and Ctrl Park West), in NYC's Upper West Side. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Midrash Mish Mosh recently released their debut CD on the Tzadik label to rave reviews. The all-original music, written by Alexander, is a blend of klezmer music, thrash punk, and free jazz, with other modern and traditional influences.

The band features an mix of downtown jazz/jewish music all-stars and great young players in the klezmer scene. The band at Makor will be:
Margot Leverett – clarinet, Greg Wall- saxophone, Arnold Hammerschlag – trumpet, Jacob Garchik – trombone, Jay Vilnai – guitar, Fima Ephron - bass, Mike Sarin – drums, Aaron Alexander – drums

For more info on this event, contact Aaron Alexander at (646) 414-2326

"The resulting midrash (teaching), while claiming to be a mish mosh (inchoate mixture), is new, interesting, Jewish, and kick-ass fun."
—Ari Davidov, Klezmershack

"Pounding free-bop with swirling klemzerish lines, this is definitely not your grandpa's bar mitzvah band. Alexander sounds like Barry Altschul on crystal meth, a dervish on wood blocks and crash cymbals. There are also some straight-ahead klezmer burners."
—George Robinson, Jewish Week

"... the drummer's krazed klez swoops you off your feet."
—Jim Macnie, Village Voice

"... a relentlessly fun record."
—John Schaeffer, WNYC

Drummer and Composer Aaron Alexander is considered by many to be among the world's foremost klezmer and jazz drummers. His new CD "Midrash Mish Mosh" is being acclaimed by critics, musicians and listeners alike. Over the past decade and a half his performances and recordings with Hasidic New Wave, Babkas, The Klezmatics, Greg Wall's Later Prophets, Alicia Svigals, Satoko Fujii Orchestra, Tronzo Trio, Jay Clayton, Margot Leverett, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Boban Markovich Orchestra and Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars have brought his music to the attention of listeners all over the world. Aaron Alexander conceived and co-produced Hasidic New Wave's 2002 collaboration with Senegalese Sabar drum ensemble Yakar Rhythms, which was widely acclaimed by critics and public alike: It was an "inspired collaboration" and a "brilliant Afro-Semitic fusion" wrote Jazz Times writer Bill Milkowski.

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