BUBBA’s Waltz is dedicated to all of the “bubbas” in the world. This recording is mainly original klezmer with a few swing pieces thrown in for the numerous weddings that we have played over the past three decades - but isn’t that what this music is about?
The words of my grandmother echo in my ears
when she heard I was going to major in music in college;
“OY! HE’S GOING TO BECOME A KLEZMER?!!
We recorded this live so that you hear the music as it is this time. Live music is never the same twice. Eric Dolphy and Thelonius Monk knew this. Our recordings are done with this in mind.
Perfection is in the imperfections - Tradition in the non-traditional.
The music is about life in Texas.
There are tunes about small towns, my white shrimpers boots and Captain Charles Ives, Michel the director of Cap. City Playhouse, Port Aransas my home on the Gulf of Mexico, the wide expanse of
grasslands, the act of giving, my distant cousin Shlomo, those who laugh at the Three Stooges and dance to the Cotton Eyed Shmo, and my good friend and great musician Kit Gutherz.
This music is dedicated to my playwright/actress/poet/biologist mother (and bubba),
Sylvia Averbach aka Billie Brennan
who know how to live and love Life and was definitely a Brener.
Hora for Shlomo is dedicated to my distant cousin Shlomo Carlebach.
All of y’all who consider yourselves bubbas; This is for you, bubba.
May we all live lives as full as these people.
(click to hear sample tracks)
2.Ain’t Misbehaving-Waller, Brooks, Razaf 3:46
3. Bessarabian BBQ-Averbach BMI 3:48
4.Bubba’s Waltz-Averbach BMI 4:23
5.Di Veisse Shtivle-Averbach BMI 4:33
6.Flounder Blues-Averbach BMI 3:32
7.Impressario Michel-Averbach BMI 1:49
8.Klezmer Medley: (Zeltser Wasser,
Hora for Shlomo, Tantz!)-Averbach BMI 10:17
9. Minnie the Moocher-Calloway, Mills, Gaskill 5:50
10.Rutenbord-Averbach BMI 3:17
11.St. James Infirmary-Traditional 3:50
12.Vi de Buflocksn Gayn-Averbach BMI 5:28
13.What a Wonderful World-Dietz, Schwartz 4:45
Bill Averbach tpt voc
Alex Coke ts
David Perales vln
Mark Rubinstein acc pno
Russell Scanlon gtr
Larry Eisenberg bass
David Levy perc
North Carolina: 704-966-MUSE(6873)
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