Rhythm + Jews

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661322325
  • Catalog Number: 613223
  • Sales rank: 95,168

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
The 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
Florian Hetze Mastering
Yehoash translation
Fritz Rosendahl Engineer
Michael Israel Wex Liner Notes
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