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Who is Manny Blanc, Brooklyn, NY, 4 Sep 2016

Who is Manny Blanc?—theremin edition

Thu, September 4th 10 pm
376 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

WHO IS MANNY BLANC? will be celebrating the music and aesthetic of this little known dynamic 60's New York musician and arranger. This edition will feature the notable discoverer of the lost Blanc recordings, Adam O'Callaghan, on the rare Moog (console) theremin. Our Québécois thereminist will be helping us re-interpret the music from Mr. Blanc's obscure yet astonishing LP released in the early 60's called "Jewish Jazz". Exotica meets futurist jazz, meets proto-surf - from double electric guitars to harmonica driven duck-call dialogue to theremin. The LP is one of the earliest attempts at putting klezmer melody in a jazz and groovy out-there context.

The band features some of NY's finest klezies:

Matt Darriau - reeds,
Adam O'Callaghan - theremin and reeds
Avi Fox-Rosen - guitar
Yoshie Fruchter - guitar
Ari Folman Cohen - bass
Chris Stromquist - drums

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