Paul Shapiro: Midnight Minyan CD
Paul Shapiro: Midnight Minyan
1 CD. New, unopened, still sealed in shrink-wrap.
Paul Shapiro's tenor saxophone has graced the music of artists as diverse as Lou Reed, Michael Jackson, NuYorican Soul, the Microscopic Septet, and Brooklyn Funk Essentials, of which he was a founding member. For his Tzadik debut, he has brought together a remarkable band of long-time associates to perform loungey, old-school jazz renditions of seven Jewish classics and two moody originals.
“...Shapiro transforms the ritual of a Friday night Shabbat service into a rollicking downtown jam.” Nate Chinen The New York Times
“...a bubbling brew of soulful Jewish traditional music reimagined by someone who grew up playing tenor and flute while listening to Blue Note records and John Coltrane.” George Robinson The Jewish Week
“Paul Shapiro’s Midnight Minyan could well stand as one of the supreme achievements of creative, modern Jewish jazz.” Seth Rogovoy Berkshire Jewish Voice