Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss and Handshakes is his second CD with the Portland, Ore., combo 3 Leg Torso. This highly polished five-piece excel at any sort of string-based music (from classical and klezmer to gypsy and avant garde) on accordion, violin, drums, vibraphone, double bass and more. The collaboration is fruitful for both parties: Greenberger has world-class players to illustrate his monologues; 3 Leg Torso have a world-class raconteur to work with in a lively and innovative setting. Featuring 14 short pieces with titles like "Whiskey Painter," "Ask Einstein" and "Fling Flung Bing," the album features Greenberger running down lists and reciting remarkable tales about kangaroos, dreams, parents, electronic music and more in his wonderfully expressive, sympathetic voice. The band is perfectly pitched, brimming with versatility and invention. This is sit, listen and marvel material.