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Andy Statman - Old Brooklyn

By Mandolin Cafe
October 7, 2011 - 8:45 am

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Andy Statman - Old Brooklyn

Andy Statman - Old Brooklyn

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Shefa Records is proud to announce the long awaited release of Andy Statman's Old Brooklyn, a two-disc set of original music and interpretations of songs that span the American musical landscape.

Appearing on the project with Andy is an all-star supporting case that includes Andy's own Andy Statman Trio members Jim Whitney & Larry Eagle, Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Shaffer, Byron Berline, Lew Soloff, Jon Sholle, Bruce Molsky, Art Baron, Marty Rifkin, Bob Jones, Kristin Müeller and John Goodman.

"(A) beautiful and new experience. It has the heart of klezmer... but it's not klezmer. It has the spirit of border pushing jazz of the 60s, but it's not really jazz either. It's (music) interpreted not as a tradition to be preserved but as a spiritual path in as personal a manner as possible."
— The New York Times

The official release date of Old Brooklyn is October 25, 2011. Advance orders are currently available through (link at end of article).

Track listing

Disc 1

Old Brooklyn
My Hollywood Girls
Pretty Little Gal
The Lord Will Provide (duet with Ricky Skaggs)
Totally Steaming (duet with a steaming teakettle on a hotplate)
Zhok Mahoney
Eitan and Zaidy
Since I Met You Baby
A Brighter Day
Life Cycles
Sally Ann
Y'all Come

Disc 2

Bourbon in Jackson Hole
A Boppin' Crib
Waltz for Mom (duet with Bruce Molsky)
Ocean Parkway After Dark
Shabbos Nigun (duet with Béla Fleck)
Mah Yedidus (How Beloved Is Your Rest)
Blues in 3
The One In Nine
On the King's Highway
Uncle Mo (duet with Bruce Molsky)
21st Century Chicken Shack Back Blues
Long Journey Home

Old Brooklyn Teaser Video

Additional information:
Purchase: From
Old Brooklyn web site
Andy Statman


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Don Grieser
October 07, 2011 10:04 AM
Yes! Great news! Thank-you, Andy!
October 07, 2011 10:55 AM
I'm really looking forward to this. Between Andy and his band and the guests! Two CDs of I can't wait.

October 07, 2011 11:23 AM
I love Statman. Plus can't wait to hear an album featuring his Kimble F5.
October 07, 2011 11:42 AM
You wanna talk about "world music"? This recording is out of this world... fasten yer seat belts...
October 07, 2011 12:48 PM
I'm happy to say that my photography graces the liner notes and press materials. At some point, I'll put up a photo collection from the recording sessions. As for the music, as Glass sez, "fasten yer seat belts..."
Dan Hoover
October 07, 2011 01:25 PM
double cd! with john goodman too! oh boy...can't wait...
October 07, 2011 01:37 PM
Really looking forward to this one! "East Flatbush Blues" makes it's way into my rotation often.

Yeah it will be interesting to hear the Kimble on a Statman CD....or maybe he's got the A2Z on there too?
October 07, 2011 02:05 PM
No A2 on this... pure Kimble power! So dig... who else can say they have Paul Schafer AND John Goodman on their album? NONE! NONEONE ELSE! Not to mention Byron, Ricky, Bruce, Bela, Larry, Jim etc... unreal!
Dagger Gordon
October 08, 2011 02:30 AM
This sounds like a major effort on Andy's part. It seems like he is trying to gather all the strands of his life and music.

I bought 'On Air' and do sometimes listen to it, but didn't really feel the need to also buy 'East Flatbush Blues' - good though it undoubtedly is.

However, I think this sounds irresistible!
October 08, 2011 11:41 AM
There is no way I can avoid purchasing this.

Did you see who else is on it - Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck, Jon Sholle, even Paul Shaffer
October 08, 2011 12:57 PM
Thank you, Andy! I'll have Old Brooklyn as soon as I have the cash to pay for it!! Keep 'em coming!
October 08, 2011 02:27 PM
So, what do you suppose John Goodman does??????
October 08, 2011 03:20 PM
He introduces the title track... milking "Old Brooklyn" for all it's worth!
October 25, 2011 03:58 PM
It was released today, and I'm listening on Spotify now-- wow, that an interesting blend of sounds. This is going to take some repeat listening. I'm impressed.
December 20, 2011 06:13 AM
Andy Statman has announced a New York City "record release" show at (le) Poisson Rouge on January 25 at 7:30 P.M.

I don't know if some of the many guests from the record will attend, but will post if I hear.
January 13, 2012 06:01 AM
This cd is abouletly stunning - diverse, inventive, driving, melodic and infused with mandolin playing that is out of this world. Personally, I've always considered Andy to be the No 1 mandolinist, and this masterpiece confirms it for me. Genius!

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