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Jews and the Abstract Truth
     

Jews and the Abstract Truth

by Hasidic New Wave
 
Aside from coming up with one of the great album titles in memory, Hasidic New Wave, an avant klezmer band organized by trumpeter Frank London and saxophonist Greg Wall, put together one of the outstanding recordings from this genre that developed in downtown New York City in the '90s. Most of the pieces are from the traditional repertoire, but are attacked in various

Overview

Aside from coming up with one of the great album titles in memory, Hasidic New Wave, an avant klezmer band organized by trumpeter Frank London and saxophonist Greg Wall, put together one of the outstanding recordings from this genre that developed in downtown New York City in the '90s. Most of the pieces are from the traditional repertoire, but are attacked in various manners with free jazz squalls abutting grunge rock explosions, somber reflections alongside psychedelic guitar explosions. London is a superb trumpeter in any context, and his playing on songs like the wryly titled "Welcome to the McDonald's in Dachau" compares favorably in quality to almost any other player in the jazz avant-garde. When the group rolls into the funkafied finale, with guest contributions from organist Anthony Coleman and gonzo guitarist Gary Lucas, it's clear that this is not your father's klezmer. Jews and the Abstract Truth may owe little to Oliver Nelson, but it is a fine recording and an excellent introduction to the genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/1997
Label:
Knitting Factory
UPC:
0035828019224
catalogNumber:
192

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Performance Credits

Hasidic New Wave   Primary Artist
Kenny Davis   Bass,Double Bass,Group Member
Gary Lucas   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Anthony Coleman   Organ,Guest Appearance
David Fiuczynski   Guitar,Group Member
Ben Goldberg   Bass Clarinet,Guest Appearance
Frank London   Organ,Trumpet,Group Member
Aaron Alexander   Drums,Group Member
Shlomo Deshet   Percussion,Drums,Guest Appearance
Bentsi Gaffni   Bass
Greg Wall   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member

Technical Credits

Michael Dorf   Executive Producer
Ben Goldberg   Composer
Frank London   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Greg Wall   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Michael Macioce   Cover Photo
Brett Heinz   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Hasidic New Wave   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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