A Night in the Old Marketplace

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Two things to consider with this disc. Firstly, A Night in the Old Marketplace is the music for a theatrical piece (an adaptation of the 1907 Yiddish play of the same name), which means the songs have to be heard in that context. At times they seem more like snippets, rather than fully realized songs. Secondly, Frank London is the composer of the music (the lyrics come from Glenn Berger), and while he rightly gets credit, he's not part of the small musical ensemble involved in the recording. In part it's klezmer, but much more than that it's an updating of Yiddish theater music, bringing it into the 21st century. There's a fairly traditional structure to the songs, as on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Two things to consider with this disc. Firstly, A Night in the Old Marketplace is the music for a theatrical piece (an adaptation of the 1907 Yiddish play of the same name), which means the songs have to be heard in that context. At times they seem more like snippets, rather than fully realized songs. Secondly, Frank London is the composer of the music (the lyrics come from Glenn Berger), and while he rightly gets credit, he's not part of the small musical ensemble involved in the recording. In part it's klezmer, but much more than that it's an updating of Yiddish theater music, bringing it into the 21st century. There's a fairly traditional structure to the songs, as on "Is There Room on Earth?" or "The Tale of the Drowned Klezmorim," which are easily identifiable as Yiddish (and with dramatic arrangements), but at times things can get quite avant-grade, but not to the point where it becomes unlistenable (the end of "Desire It" is a case in point). Utilizing a range of vocalists, including They Might Be Giants, Susan McKeown, and Manu Narayan, it's a piece that, as a standalone album, is only partly satisfying. The music is excellent, but there's a sense that you're only getting part of the tale (which is indeed the case). So, enjoyable, adventurous, and even important -- a perfect teaser for the show.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2007
  • Label: Soundbrush Records
  • UPC: 837101301282
  • Catalog Number: 1010
  • Sales rank: 147,167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Bottom of the Well (2:38)
  2. 2 What Is Man's Worth? - Steve Hrycelak (0:55)
  3. 3 Nosn's Vision (2:41)
  4. 4 Madness - Manu Narayan (4:33)
  5. 5 The Tale of the Drowned Klezmorim (2:32)
  6. 6 A Word - Manu Narayan (1:33)
  7. 7 One Prayer/One Lullaby - Manu Narayan (2:43)
  8. 8 Forever Yours - Manu Narayan (3:20)
  9. 9 Meet Me in the Old Marketplace (2:48)
  10. 10 The Ten Faces of G-D - Steve Hrycelak (2:55)
  11. 11 The Saga of the Singers of Brod - Steve Hrycelak (2:28)
  12. 12 Call It Disappointing - Manu Narayan (1:50)
  13. 13 I'll Make Such Wonders - Steve Hrycelak (5:28)
  14. 14 Canon of the Dead - Steve Hrycelak (4:08)
  15. 15 It Doesn't Matter (3:25)
  16. 16 Is There Room on Earth? - Steve Hrycelak (2:35)
  17. 17 Desire It - Manu Narayan (2:22)
  18. 18 God's Reply to Job - Steve Hrycelak (3:14)
  19. 19 Perhaps I Went Too Far - Manu Narayan (2:35)
  20. 20 All Is Vanity (1:07)
  21. 21 A Tavern in Pinsk (0:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank London Primary Artist
Aaron Alexander Drums
Ron Caswell Bass, Tuba
Brandon Seabrook Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin
Art Bailey Accordion, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Glenn Berger Composer
Hugo Dwyer Engineer
Frank London Composer, Producer, Author, Audio Production
Leon Zervos Mastering
Roger Davidson Executive Producer
Nora Aslan Graphic Design
Alexandra Aron Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Concept
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