Celebrate Purim with The Rabbinical School Dropouts. Sun Ra, the Hampton Grease Band, Frank Zappa and the Klezmatics all rolled into one, the music of the Friedmann brothers is fresh and imaginative. Their ten-member big band (featuring oboe, mandolin, bassoon, theremin, toy piano, tablas, etc.) storms through a dozen creative originals touching upon klezmer, jazz, funk, Latin, rock, and varied mishegoss along the way. Jewish garage jazz with a sick sense of humor from Long Beach, California.
“Frank Zappa and Dr. Seuss intersect with John Zorn and the Art Ensemble of Chicago by way of Naftule Brandwein and Joseph Moskowitz in a largely improvised musical co-directed by Woody Allen and Howard Stern, with Eddie Cantor offering spiritual support from the great kibbutz in the sky.” -George Varga, Union Tribune
“Makes me wanna dance naked with my Uncle Shlomo.” Judd Handler, San Diego Jewish Times (read full article)
“The complete amalgam of new Jewish music run riot…You will be sucked into the hypnotic, swirling world of the RSD and then be showered by a water cannon of absurdity.” Tom Jurek, All Music Guide (read full article)
Presented as part of KFAR’s concert series