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One reviewer of “A Bissel Rhythm,” the newest album from clarinetist Paul Green and his band, Two Worlds, assures readers that the record is not “an experimental set paying tribute to a vacuum cleaner.” Record company publicity materials say the title track is “a reworking of the George Gershwin standard, ‘I Got Rhythm.’ Already interpreted by such astounding jazz players as Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, Green turns the song into a Jewish expression by using traditional Hebrew scales, placing it in a minor Jewish-sounding key, and giving it a joyful, freilach (merry) fast tempo.” Green’s musical wheelhouse is the intersection of Jewish music and jazz. His website puts it this way: “Intrigued by the rigors of jazz harmony and the power of Jewish melody, he weaves the best of both genres together in a compelling mix that allow audiences to experience music in fresh new ways.” Something of a prodigy, Green, then 13, was selected as a guest performer with the New York Philharmonic for one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts. He went on to collect music degrees, including from Yale and Juilliard School of Music. He has taught locally at Skidmore College and Schenectady Community College, and at Williams College and schools in Florida. Music from both “A Bissel Rhythm,” and the ensemble’s earlier album, “Music Coming Together,” can be sampled at Green’s website, paulgreenmusic.com.
7 p.m. Sunday. $20. Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. 583-0022. caffelena.org.
— Joe Stalvey