The clarinet player, arranger, and driving force behind the Panorama Jazz Band has an affinity for exotic folk music from around the world. A founding member of the N.O. Klezmer All Stars, he’s been mining this vein since he first got to town. Panorama’s “Good Music for You” song-of-the-month subscription service keeps the fresh releases coming. Ben makes time to spell it all out for the Troubled Men.
Topics include a trip to Chicago, college plans, a physical exam, a naked football fan, a gypsy roofer, stolen yard signs, street work, an Annapolis childhood, music training, Quaker schools, modern dance, Go-Go music, the Smithsonian, Jonathan Freilich, Arthur Kastler, the Little People’s Club, Dean Stockwell, “Compulsion,” “Blue Velvet,” Mark Rubin, Bruce Springsteen, a Passover program, the Spotted Cat, Frenchmen St., Turkish dates, a bar hustle, a Copenhagen hustle, the Music Box Village, a wedding story, and much more.
Intro Music: Styler/Coman
Break and Outro music: “Les Deux Jumeaux” and “Spin the Dreidel” by the Panorama Jazz Band
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