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Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Dec 9

Naftule's Dream
December 9, 8-9:30 p.m.
Rutman's Violin Shop
5 Westland Ave. (near Symphony Hall)
Tickets: $5 donation

Michael McLaughlin has written some excellent new tunes which we will premiere and we will have a special guest on guitar, Andrew Stern, who is filling in for Brandon Seabrook. Andrew plays with Fat Little Bastard and is quite excellent. Otherwise, it is the regular gang: Jim Gray (tuba), Michael McLaughlin (accordion) , Gary Bohan(trumpet); Eric Rosenthal (drums), and yours truly on clarinet.

Boston's "best underappreciated band," Naftule's Dream will play at Rutman's Violin
Shop (11 Westland Ave., near Symphony Hall, Boston, call 617-522-2900 for info) on
December 9, 8:00pm-9:30pm. Suggested admission donation is $5.

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

Photos and recordings available: 617-522-2900.

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