Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Plays the Music of Mrs. Maisel w/s/g Eleanor Reissa in The Haymarket Lounge - 3/8/20Sunday, March 08 2020 2:00pm Doors / 3:00pm Start
Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Plays the Music of Mrs. Maisel w/s/g Eleanor Reissa in The Haymarket Lounge - 3/8/20
at The Haymarket Lounge
Tickets $20, Day of Show $22
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Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Plays the Music of Mrs. Maisel
The band plays like a juke joint combo used to dodging beer bottles and bullets. Shapiro's nasty tenor sax breaks would have qualified him for duty at Duffy's Gaieties on Cahuenga Boulevard, when Lenny Bruce emceed for the peelers in the '50s.
Kirk Silsbee The Jewish Journal
Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket has been delighting audiences since the release of Essen, (Yiddish for eat) on Tzadik Records. Featuring smoothy bluesy vocalist Cilla Owens and Shapiro’s soulful tenor they’ve reveled in the music of the 1930’s onward, intertwining jazz, swing and Yiddish, celebrating where the Borscht Belt intersected 52nd Street.
Shapiro loved the music chosen for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. So he’s put his Ribs & Brisket up to the task of revisiting those classics and putting their own spin on them. Expect anything from Connie Francis and the Barry Sisters to Blossom Dearie and Ella! Joining them will be special guest Eleanor Reissa who has been winning audiences with her singing and acting talents but most uniquely as one of the world’s most recognized interpreters of Yiddish song.
Shapiro has composed for film, most notably an original score to accompany the 1925 silent film “His People”, and “Watermelon Woman” directed by Cheryl Dunye. He was a founding member of Brooklyn Funk Essentials, a member of The Microscopic Septet, and led his own band Foreign Legion throughout the 1980s. Shapiro has recorded with Lou Reed, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne, Michael Jackson, Frankie Knuckles, Ofra Haza, Majek Fashek and many others.
A heaping platter of rhythm and blues and jazz served with a schmear of classic Yiddish culture is the special of the day for this joyful outfit. Led by the exuberant saxophonist Shapiro and featuring the vocalist Cilla Owens, the Revue is always willing to time warp to an era when sympathetic musical genres regularly shared the same table. - The New Yorker
Hard blowing, finger-snapping, klezmer-inflected jazz and wailing big city blues that suddenly slips into Yiddish. - Straight No Chaser UK
The downtown New York jazz version of Jewish novelty maestro Mickey Katz. - Buffalo News
Hellzapoppin' R&B-Jewish jazz - RootsWorld
The most impressive track on the album is the first one “Essen,” which is a massive collage of Yiddish swing, theatre-cabaret, gypsy-punk and hip-hop thrusts. What “Bohemian Rhapsody” is to Queen, “Essen” is to Paul Shapiro. - jazzreview.com