Agada

Agada

by Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
     
 

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Eschewing the emotional peaks and bombastics of their first disc, the Bulgars reshape klezmer into the ultimate expression of cool. The opening cut, "Cooking Bulgar(s)" diddles with the past as tongue progressively bores through cheek and a seemingly dated arrangement dissolves into a fierce romp that flirts with a tango then a salsa.See more details below

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Eschewing the emotional peaks and bombastics of their first disc, the Bulgars reshape klezmer into the ultimate expression of cool. The opening cut, "Cooking Bulgar(s)" diddles with the past as tongue progressively bores through cheek and a seemingly dated arrangement dissolves into a fierce romp that flirts with a tango then a salsa. Strongest case for the Yiddish blues as a viable piece of the future is made on the rollicking "High Noon in Volgograd," where piano and pulsing clarinets beat out a rhythm of traffic snarls, honking horns, and hurrying feet, dumping the complexity of big-city life on a small-town atmosphere that at first seems too rarefied to contain the change. But sure enough the village dance is reborn as urban knot.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Trad. Crossroads
UPC:
0780702429421
catalogNumber:
4294
Rank:
280060

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Performance Credits

Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band   Primary Artist,Band
Holly Cole   Choir, Chorus
David Buchbinder   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Alto Horn,Choir, Chorus,Multi Instruments
Laura Cesar   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Rick Lazar   Percussion
Anne Lederman   Violin,Choir, Chorus
John Lennard   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Bass Drums,Multi Instruments
Allan Merovitz   Vocals
Martin Van De Ven   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Contrabass Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Multi Instruments,Taragat
Allen Cole   Piano,Accordion,Choir, Chorus
Michael Wex   Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Yossi Abramovich   Accordion
Brenna MacCrimmon   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Larry Nusbaum   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Patrick Godfrey   Producer
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band   Arranger,Adaptation
David Buchbinder   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Adaptation,Concept
Laura Cesar   Arranger,Adaptation
John Lennard   Arranger
Allan Merovitz   Arranger
Brian C. Peters   Mastering
Jeff Wolpert   Engineer
Kurt Swinghammer   Cover Art,Character Design
Martin Van De Ven   Arranger
Allen Cole   Arranger
Michael Wex   Liner Notes,translation

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