The remarkable Andy Statman is a virtuoso on a pair of very dissimilar instruments—mandolin and clarinet—and master of two equally different musical genres—bluegrass and klezmer. Deliciously complicating things and providing a key link is his love of jazz, which finds its way into both genres via Statman's improvisational genius in tapping strains ranging from swing to bop to free jazz. Matching him step-by-step is his equally versatile backing duo of bassist Jim Whitney and drummer Larry Eagle. Together they span the wide realm from... More >>>