Festival of Light, Vol. 2

Festival of Light, Vol. 2

     
 

Celebrate Hanukkah with the sounds of a provocative mix of contemporary Jewish music. The light-in-the-darkness of Dave Koz's "Memories of a Winter Night" is inspiring, while the passionate voice of Neshama Cablebach on "A Love Transcending" seems to emanate from the candles themselves. There's laughter, too, as in the inevitable holidaySee more details below

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Celebrate Hanukkah with the sounds of a provocative mix of contemporary Jewish music. The light-in-the-darkness of Dave Koz's "Memories of a Winter Night" is inspiring, while the passionate voice of Neshama Cablebach on "A Love Transcending" seems to emanate from the candles themselves. There's laughter, too, as in the inevitable holiday relationship tangle in "Feast of Lights" by They Might Be Giants. More traditional sounds are offered by The Klezmatics in "I'm Going to Take My Shoes Off," and vocalist Chava Albertstein's heartrending supplication. Sephardic music is embellished with an ambient groove on Victor E. Friedberg's "Continuo -- La Mujer de Terah," featuring historic samples of the voice of Berta Aguado. Angelic chanting gives an ethereal atmosphere to Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb's "Mah L'kha Ha-Yam Variation." Jazz saxophone, big band, and a Dylan-like folk song (sung by Peter Himmelman) are just a few of the other styles to savor. And last, but certainly not least, is Frank London's evocative "Song of Praise," a swirling mixture of muted trumpets, plucked lute, keyboard drones, and Middle Eastern percussion. FESTIVAL OF LIGHT 2 is sure to fire up your Hannukah festivities.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Festival of Light, Vol. 2 is an equally satisfying follow-up to the groundbreaking Hanukkah holiday compilation, capturing traditional and non-traditional musical takes on the season ranging from humorous and celebratory to ethereal, solemn, and spiritual. The generally subdued musical feel is broken at times by more boisterous offerings from the Klezmatics, the Frank London Big Band, and They Might Be Giants, for example; differing styles abound, including world music, rock, new age/contemporary instrumental, folk, klezmer, smooth jazz, electronic dance music, and traditional hymns, which gives the disc an amazing variety.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/1999
Label:
Six Degrees
UPC:
0657036101821
catalogNumber:
1018

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robin Holcomb   Track Performer
Danny Heines   Guitar,Track Performer
Peter Himmelman   Track Performer
They Might Be Giants   Track Performer
Dave Koz   Piano,Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
Klezmatics   Track Performer
Ira Stein   Piano,Track Performer
Matt Darriau   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes   Trombone
Bob Franceschini   Tenor Saxophone
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Wayne Horvitz   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Track Performer
Michael Kashou   Dumbek,Tambourine,Oud,Taragat
David Licht   Percussion,Drums
Frank London   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Ben Mink   Guitar
Paul Morrissett   Bass
Phil Parlapiano   Accordion,Keyboards
Ben Perowsky   Drums
Joey Peters   Percussion,Drums
David Piltch   Accompaniment
Lorin Sklamberg   Accordion,Vocals
Alicia Svigals   Violin
Bruce Watson   Guitar,Mandolin
David Morgan   Piano,Background Vocals,Vibes
Stephen Theard   Drums
Irina Mikhailova   Vocals,Track Performer
Peter Maund   Frame Drum
Chava Alberstein   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Continuo   Track Performer
Chava Abertstein   Guitar,Vocals
John Devursa   Muted Trumpet
Jory Fankuchen   Violin
Stephine Fong   Violin
Victor Frienberg   Piano,Drums
Sheldon Gomberg   Bass,Upright Bass
Micheal Kashou   Dumbek,Tambourine,Oud
Dave Kox   Piano,Soprano Saxophone
Misha Schmidt   Violin
Neshama Carlebach   Vocals,Track Performer
David Pitch   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Danny Heines   Engineering
Ben Mink   Programming
Thom Panunzio   Engineer,Engineering
Greg Thompson   Engineer
Victor Frienberg   Programming
Ben Wish   Engineer

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