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All Music Guide - Bob Tarte
Eschewing the emotional peaks and bombastics of their first disc, the Bulgars reshape klezmer into the ultimate expression of cool. The opening cut, "Cooking Bulgars" 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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Tarte
Eschewing the emotional peaks and bombastics of their first disc, the Bulgars reshape klezmer into the ultimate expression of cool. The opening cut, "Cooking Bulgars" 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • Label: Trad. Crossroads
  • UPC: 780702429421
  • Catalog Number: 4294
  • Sales rank: 379,359

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band Primary Artist, 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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