Radical Jewish Culture
Roberto Rodriguez :  The First Basket
Cat. # 8136
Released Feb 2009
cd time - 59:15
US Price $16.00
Charming and imaginative music for a controversial film that follows the Jewish basketball experience from ash cans placed on the stoops of brownstones to the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Composed by Roberto Juan Rodriguez, whose CDs of modern Cuban-Jewish fusion have become Tzadik best sellers, the score jumps from klezmer to classical, dixieland, pop, rock and back again. Featuring an astounding array of downtown musicians, The First Basket establishes Roberto as a versatile composer who is capable of just about anything.
Aaron Alexander: Drums
Peter Apfelbaum: Tenor Saxophone
Brad Jones: Bass
Frank London: Trumpet
Meg Okura: Violin
Roberto Rodriguez: Programming, Drums, Shofar
Seth Baer: Bassoon
CJ Camerieri: Trumpet
Ron Caswell: Tuba
Amber Chisholm: French Horn
Brian Drye: Trombone
Gilad Harel: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Matt Munisteri: Banjo
Oz Noy: Electric Guitar
Uri Sharlin: Piano, Accordion, Organ