In Collaboration with: Mizel Arts & Culture Center, Center for Judaic Studies, Univ. of Denver
Sat | Nov 12, 2011 | 7:30pm
This phenomenal 10-piece ensemble has audiences leaping from their seats and dancing in the aisles. Extraordinary artists with a brand new sound—trust us, you’ve never heard anything like it!—Abraham, Inc. features an unprecedented collaboration between three visionaries: David Krakauer, champion of klezmer music and world-class chamber clarinetist; legendary funk trombonist and arranger Fred Wesley, prized for his work with James Brown and George Clinton; and hip-hop renegade and beat architect Socalled. The result is “music that cooks from the opening note!” (Prague Post).
“Abraham Inc.’s” debut release Tweet Tweet peaked at #1 in Funk and #1 in Jewish and Yiddish Music (first album to top these two genres?), and #35 in music sales on Amazon. It reached #7 in Jazz on Billboard and was featured at #40 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for fastest sellers.
“This endlessly surprising yet highly successful hybrid of klezmer, funk and hip-hop had the enthusiastic crowd—young and old, Jews and gentiles, whites and blacks—dancing ecstatically in the aisles like it was a Jewish wedding. Wesley brought the funk while virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer delivered the passionate intensity and deep Jewish soul that ties him to the lineage of klezmer clarinet kings….” – JazzTimes