STEVE LIEBERMAN THE GANGSTA RABBI: The King of Jewish Punk: CD

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything like this. Steve Lieberman the Gangsta Rabbi is a one-man band, and on The King of Jewish Punk he plays alto, tenor, and bass trombones, a two-string left-handed guitar, right-handed basses, flutes, mangal vaddya, bombard, melodica, and beat machines. There are also songs with titles as “Jewish Boy in the Mosh-Pit,” “Punk-Rock Chanukah” and “We’re All Derek Jeter.” This has got to be heard to be believed because it’s kind of all over the place, as though some traditional Jewish music met Wesley Willis and some guy who has a one-man punk rock garage band. –Kurt Morris (Self-released, gangstarabbi.com)