Last week, Brothers Lazaroff threw its first Hanukkah Hullabaloo after the Kinky Friedman show at Off Broadway. Performing with Rabbi James Stone Goodman, Will Soll's Klezmer Conspiracy and the Vaad, the group recited poetry, improvised in traditional European folk style and even cooked latkes on stage.
The night was a sufficient success that the whole crew decided to head to the studio to create an accompanying record. They emerged from Red Pill Studios a week later with an album centered on the reciting of the Eight Nights poems by Rabbi Goodman, backed by the musicians. They posted the album online on the first day of Hanukkah for $10, and all proceeds go to benefit the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Two and a half days in, the tally stands at $1,600. Listen below, and donate by heading to the Bandcamp page.
Rabbi James Stone Goodman - Readings, Writings, Oud and Percussion
Brothers Lazaroff: Jeff Lazaroff - Guitars, Octave 12, Vibes, Vocals David Lazaroff - Guitars, Drum Programming and Samples, Omni-Chord, Pedal Steel and Vocals Grover Stewart - Drums, Percussion, Samples, and Vocals Teddy Brookins - Bass and Vocals Mo Egeston - Fender Rhodes, Synth, Melodica
Klezmer Conspiracy: Will Soll - Tenor Banjo, Mandolin Dana Hotle - Clarinet Shlomo Ovadya - Percussion
The Vaad- Drum Programming and Loops
Paco Proano- Sound Design (Denver, CO)
Words: James Stone Goodman Music: Traditionals arranged by Brothers Lazaroff
Recorded and Mixed by Jacob Detering of Red Pill Entertainment
Art Work by J.J. Campbell at Rural Rooster in Austin, TX