So being that it is Christmas time and I am listening to Bluegrass Christmas on pandora, and the new Andy Statman stuff. I was wondering if the hymn Oh come Emmanuel is a klezmer scale? And does anybody use this scale for improv?
If you don’t know Statman he is hands down the best Brooklyn based jazz, klezmer, bluegrass mandolin clarinet player…mostly since who else does that describe. ( he is still very good, I included a video) If you don’t know klezmer, it is a traditional Eastern European Jewish scale/music (think hava nagila), but I think sometimes can be in gypsy stuff.