Poetry/Music Gig in NY

Hi friends,

Those of you in NY are cordially invited –

Jazz Talmud: Poetry, Music and Improvisation
Jake Marmer (vocal), Frank London (trumpet), Greg Wall (sax), Eyal Maoz
(guitar), Uri Sharlin (keys).
Mon Jun 23rd 6pm
JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, Rooftop

Jazz Talmud is is a poetry and music performance inspired by Talmudic modes
of dialog, spontaneous interpretations, interruptions, arguing, and the
ecstatic attempts at wisdom. The poems mimic Talmudic rhetoric, style and
turns of phrase, as they reflect on the contemporary Jewish experience,
jazz, dreams, loneliness and more. Jake Marmer’s first recording of this
work, “Hermeneutic Stomp” (Blue Thread Music, 2013) featured jazz-klez
luminaries Frank London, Greg Wall, Eyal Maoz, and Uri Sharlin, and brought
together diverse poetic traditions, jazz, klezmer, new and ancient
improvisation techniques. It was hailed as a “soulful narrative line in
counterpoint to… language-drunk abstractions” (The Jewish Week),
“experience of mystic pleasures… freshly contemporary” (Shofar), and a
“thought provoking debut” (All About Jazz).



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