Carnival Conspiracy: In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge

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All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
There are some genres of music that can't help but brighten one's day or put a grin on one's face. And Frank London has taken the traditional klezmer style and inserted a whole bundle of oomph and verve into it once again. Rarely would music result in a joyous creation of a feverish Hasidic mosh pit, but the exuberance found on the leadoff track, "In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees," sets the standard for the next near hour of gear-shifting klezmer, with London letting the frantic tempo lead as he tries his best to keep up with dazzling solo work. "Oh Agony, You Are So Sweet Like Sugar I Must to Eat You Up" is a far slower, plodding track that ambles along featuring...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
There are some genres of music that can't help but brighten one's day or put a grin on one's face. And Frank London has taken the traditional klezmer style and inserted a whole bundle of oomph and verve into it once again. Rarely would music result in a joyous creation of a feverish Hasidic mosh pit, but the exuberance found on the leadoff track, "In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees," sets the standard for the next near hour of gear-shifting klezmer, with London letting the frantic tempo lead as he tries his best to keep up with dazzling solo work. "Oh Agony, You Are So Sweet Like Sugar I Must to Eat You Up" is a far slower, plodding track that ambles along featuring vocalist Lorin Sklamberg. London always gets the most out of himself and his stellar supporting cast, making "Another Glass of Wine to Give Succor to My Ailing Existence" ooze as much Latin as it does klezmer thanks to his innovative arrangements. It also has a certain "oom pah pah" polka flavor to it. Fans of Boban Markovic would enjoy the rather mid-tempo, waltz-like air emanating from "Midnight Banda Judia." As it continues, the track seems it would be just as appropriate at Germany's Oktoberfest. London nails the toe-tapping "In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge (Podolye, Podolye)," which is as frantic as the opener and perfect for some wild chase scene out of the "Pink Panther" film collection. Another joyful, life-affirming romp occurs during "Pantagruel, Shiker Hindert Prozent," which has a touch of what sounds like a Brazilian carnival tint to it. Only during "A Time of Desire (Curha Mix)" does the album lose just a hint of its luster, sounding not quite like filler but not as fantastic as the previous seven numbers. London mixes both styles and tempos perfectly, particularly on the pretty jazz intro to "Our Ancestors Forty Thousand Years Wide," coming across as a lament to some extent with a large backing chorus supporting him. And somehow he blends a light Cajun or zydeco portion with a hip-hop tempo for "Out of What?" for an eclectic and inspiring fusion. The finale is the lengthy "Borracho #1 the Cobbles in the Street Moan for You," which is a mournful, dirge-like coda. While not ending on a high note, London has again created a glorious collage of uplifting sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Piranha Germany
  • UPC: 826863190227
  • Catalog Number: 1902
  • Sales rank: 148,350

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars Primary Artist, Trumpet, Peck Horn, Group Member
Frank London Indexed Contributor
Danny Blume Guitar, Guest Appearance
Matt Darriau Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Group Member
Tine Kindermann Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Mark Rubin Tuba, Baritone Horn, Group Member
Lorin Sklamberg Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jeff Warschauer Baritone Horn, Guest Appearance
Aaron Alexander Drums, Group Member
Curtis Hasselbring Trombone, Group Member
Randy Crafton Percussion, Guest Appearance
Anne Pope Percussion, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Michelle Miller Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Margot Leverett Clarinet, Guest Appearance
Jacob Garchik Trombone, Baritone Horn, Group Member
Rob Curto Accordion, Guest Appearance
Merlin Sheperd Clarinet, Group Member
Ron Caswell Tuba, Group Member
Susan Hoffman Watts Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Joanne Borts Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Michal Cohen Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Scott Kettner Percussion, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Michael Albert Vocals, Guest Appearance, Poyk
Sharon Epperson Percussion, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Pearl Gluck Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
German Goldenshteyn Clarinet, Guest Appearance
Sarah Mina Gordon Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Beyle Gottesman Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Esther Gottesman Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Itzik Gottesman Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Liz Hanson Percussion, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Kol Isha Vocals, Guest Appearance
Maracatú New York Percussion, Guest Appearance
Raphael McGregor Percussion, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Sanne Moericke Accordion, Guest Appearance
John OBrien Percussion, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Jenny Romaine Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Majana Sadowska Vocals, Guest Appearance
Basye Schaechter Vocals, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Paula Teitelbaum Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Nick Trotter Percussion, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Technical Credits
Hugo Dwyer Engineer
John Shand Author
Michael Alpert Composer
Randy Crafton Engineer
Traditional Composer
Borkowsky Akbar Executive Producer
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Brigitte Bieg Executive Producer
Eberhard Köhler Mastering
Tom Bowden Author
Richard Kenigsman Paintings
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