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Rhythm + Jews
     

Rhythm + Jews

by The Klezmatics
 

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One of the great things about klezmer is the fact that while it is a product of Jewish musical traditions, it has also reflected the Jewish-American experience. When American Jews in Brooklyn and Queens were digging Artie Shaw's clarinet in the 1940s and '50s, you'd hear it in klezmer recordings. The

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One of the great things about klezmer is the fact that while it is a product of Jewish musical traditions, it has also reflected the Jewish-American experience. When American Jews in Brooklyn and Queens were digging Artie Shaw's clarinet in the 1940s and '50s, you'd hear it in klezmer recordings. The Klezmatics' Rhythm & Jews is a lively, energetic date that reflects Jewish tastes in both "the old country" and in the U.S. While many of the songs are traditional (including "Di Sapozhkelekh," "Violina Doyna," and the Hasidic "Shnirele, Perele"), the Klezmatics provide arrangements of their own and -- like jazz artists -- aren't afraid to take liberties and do some interpreting. Jazz is an obvious influence on the Klezmatics, who have very spirited improvisers in clarinetist David Krakauer and trumpeter Frank London (who shows some Miles Davis influence on "Fun Tashlikh"). This disc boasts some consistently invigorating music, as well as an amusing title.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2003
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661322325
catalogNumber:
613223

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Klezmatics   Primary Artist
Christoph Hermann   Background Vocals
Alan Bern   Accordion
Tine Kindermann   Background Vocals
David Krakauer   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
David Licht   Drums
Frank London   Trumpet,Cornet,Keyboards,Vocals
Paul Morrissett   Bass,Vocals
Lorin Sklamberg   Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals
Alicia Svigals   Violin,Vocals
Mahmoud Fadl   Percussion

Technical Credits

Klezmatics   Arranger
Frank London   Arranger
Sabah Habas Mustapha   Producer,Engineer
Lorin Sklamberg   Adaptation
Irena Klepfisz   Liner Notes
Cornela Claussen   Cover Design
Cornela Wuppermann   Cover Art
Traditional   Composer
Yehoash   translation
Fritz Rosendahl   Engineer
Michael Israel Wex   Liner Notes

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