Radical Jewish Culture
Rabbinical School Dropouts :  Cosmic Tree
Cat. # 7168
Released Jun 2002
cd time - 47:06
US Price $16.00
The Rabbinical School Dropouts is as crazy a group of kooks as you could want. Sun Ra, the Hampton Grease Band, Frank Zappa and the Klezmatics all rolled into one, the music of the Friedmann brothers is fresh and imaginative. Their ten-member big band (featuring oboe, mandolin, bassoon, theremin, toy piano, tablas, etc.) storms through a dozen creative originals touching upon klezmer, jazz, funk, Latin, rock, and varied mishegoss along the way. Jewish garage jazz with a sick sense of humor from Long Beach, California.
Nicolas Carvajal: Drum Kit
Ravi Deo: Tabla
Michael Friedmann: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Toy Piano, Melodica
Hank Friedmann: Bass Clarinet
Jon-Jon Friedmann: Autoharp, Cello, Guitar, Mandolin
Scott Paul Levine: Bassoon, English Horn, Oboe, Toy Piano
Z'ev Mahar: Congas
Jonathan Rotter: Trombone
Bob Weller: Piano
Danny Weller: Bass