Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Contest: Joel Rubin and Uri Caine

Joel Rubin and Uri Caine

"Klezmer's outer limits and inner space": Live at The Music Gallery, Saturday, March 2, 2013

I'm not sure where klezmer is right now on the not-cool/so-uncool-it-must-be-hip spectrum, but I suppose I never think of it as much of an "out" genre. Well, notwithstanding the efforts of John Zorn's Tzadik Records imprint, which has issued discs from his own Masada project alongside many others.

It's no surprise, then, to see that label is behind Azoy Tsu Tsveyt, the new duo album from Joel Rubin and Uri Caine. The former is known as one of the leading clarinetists in the klezmer genre, while keyboardist Caine had dabbled in everything from drum'n'bass to Bach'n'Mahler. On this album, however, he's working the warm tones of his Fender Rhodes, creating a tasty launch pad for Rubin's explorations. You don't have to get too hung up on what's "jazz" and "klezmer" here — just settle in for something groovy.


Part of The Music Gallery's New World Series and co-presented by the Ashkenaz Foundation, tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door or $15 for MG members.


Thanks to the good folks at the Music Gallery, I have a pair of tickets to give away to this. To enter, shoot me an email to, with "Rubin'n'Caine" in the title and your name in the body. This is a lightning round — I'll randomly draw a winner at noon on Friday, March 1st.

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