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    Normally we run interviews at least a week apart but since Andy's album is being released today--or is it tomorrow--we decided the time was right to share this today. We'll feature it more prominently next week after Mandolin Mondays runs its 24 hours. Check out the sound clip. Wild stuff! Love it.

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    The sample track is a hoot. Thanks for posting this. It'll be in my cart directly!

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    Wow, sounds terrific.

    And Raw Ride? Indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    Wow, sounds terrific.

    And Raw Ride? Indeed!
    I have heard the entire album and I think it's right up there with his debut album "Flatbush Waltz". If some of you newbies have been thinking of boarding "The Statman Bus" now would be a great time to climb aboard and start exploring his decades of mandolin (and music genre) trailblazing. A true musical genius...

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    Just added a link to a purchase point on amazon for those interested. This is still red hot off the press which is why we're just getting to those links.

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    New Andy Statman record? Best news ever!!

    Tomorrow is going to be an awesome new-release day; I think the new Tim O'Brien record is out, too. (I'll be buying both.)

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    I just pre-ordered the record, so I'll find out soon enough, but are there any vocal tunes? I'm imagining Michael Daves maybe singing a song or two, while also handling guitar duties (much like Tim O'Brien did on "Superstring Theory"), and, well, that would be awesome.

    Of course, if there is no singing, I'm not going to be disappointed. It's a new Andy Statman record!

    And since you mentioned this new one is as good as his debut, I'd be remiss if I didn't add that, imo, every single one of his releases is of the highest quality. In particular, I think "Old Brooklyn" is an under-appreciated masterpiece. That record should have won some awards.

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    I must have first heard him on that Danny O'Keefe track Steppin' Out Tonight . I spent ages trying to replicate his solo. That would have been 1975 and I'm still choking in his dust- or diesel smoke now with this bus!

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    The boys are warming up on stage at Carnegie Hall (Zankel, to be more precise, the great space down below the Stern auditorium). Who is going to the show?

    It's sold out and unfortunately, I'm not going to make this one. :-(

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    Woah! Such a cool song.

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    Just gave this album a listen (the first of what Im sure will be many!) and loved it!!! Andy is such a creative musician and is incredibly inspiring!

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    Purchased hard copy on Amazon this morning and listened twice so far on Spotify. Great stuff in typical Andy fashion, naturally melding multiple musical universes with virtuosity, imagination, depth, and humor. The mastery of tremolo alone is worth the price of admission.

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    Very cool. I love how Andy and emulate a style and still solo with the Statman "wait, Whaaat?" moments. Look forward to hearing the whole album.

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    Im listening to this at work right now and the second song I heard on Spotify - Reflections - kinda blew my mind when it flipped into a jazz romp. Excellent!

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    Yup Im going to have to go through this guys full discography. This is great!

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    lol...all time Master. Can we have a new Tim Ware album next plz?

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    Just order East Flatbush Blues ! Never had anything by Andy & i am gonna start with this one first!

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    Andy's a genius.
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    Thumbs up Andy Statman Rides the Monroe Bus

    Brilliant! Any release from Andy is good news, and judging by the 'Monroe Bus' track, this one also promises to deliver plenty of Andyness. Congratulations on the new album - it's a winner!

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    Andy's always spectacular and I would love to hear this but the album's only been out for 10 days and Amazon is stating a new order for the CD will be shipped in 1 to 3 months and no auto-rip. Say what now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Daniels View Post
    Andy's always spectacular and I would love to hear this but the album's only been out for 10 days and Amazon is stating a new order for the CD will be shipped in 1 to 3 months and no auto-rip. Say what now?
    If you're looking for digital download, the CD is on this site, QOBUZ available in CD or Hi-Res. The link came from the CD's producer and is a legit distributer.
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    It is on Spotify...sounds great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Daniels View Post
    Andy's always spectacular and I would love to hear this but the album's only been out for 10 days and Amazon is stating a new order for the CD will be shipped in 1 to 3 months and no auto-rip. Say what now?
    Amazon now has the cd of Monroe Bus in stock and indicates so on the order page.

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    Amazon now has the cd of Monroe Bus in stock and indicates so on the order page.
    Ed Haber has worked closely with Andy Statman for years and produced many of his CDs. He's a skilled audio engineer whose work can be heard on New York City's NPR Station, WNYC - where he serves as Senior Concert Engineer. Welcome to the Cafe, Ed!
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