Episode 56, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz

Shanir Blumenkranz is a deeply soulful cat who has committed himself to a life of music and plays from his heart.  He has been in New York for the better part of fifteen years and has been a major contributor to the city's Radical Jewish Culture scene.  After appearing on dozens of other people's records, Shanir released his first recording as a leader in 2013, a collection of his arrangements of compositions from John Zorn's Book of Angels.  This is a good talk with a solid dude who is doing it for real.