Clarinetist David Krakauer has idolized Sidney Bechet ever since his parents gave him one of the great jazz musician’s LPs as a kid. In a new video, appearing here for the first time, he covers one of his favorite Bechet tunes.
You wouldn’t think that a musician of David Krakauer’s caliber would be looking to put a new spin on his work, what with a nearly 30-year track record of virtuosity playing chamber music, klezmer and, most recently, a thrilling mash-up of funk, hip-hop and klezmer. Read: David Krakauer Gets ‘The Big Picture.’
At first, musician David Krakauer was skeptical of the idea of interpreting Jewish-themed music scores. But then, he decided to embark on one of his most adventurous projects yet.