Rough Guide to Klezmer Revolution

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
In a lot of ways, the spread of klezmer has mirrored the Jewish diaspora. It started out in Europe, village music for poor folk, then once in America it took on a new life, fitted out in new clothes and literally jazzed up. Then, in the decades since the end of World War II, it's taken on a fresh, much more urban profile back in Europe. Klezmer is global -- the only place it doesn't seem to have a hold of some sort is Israel, perhaps because it's music that goes along with the Yiddish language, not Hebrew. This quick survey of people operating near the musical frontiers of klezmer is illuminating. The Klezmatics, major architects of the klezmer revival, are shown here in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
In a lot of ways, the spread of klezmer has mirrored the Jewish diaspora. It started out in Europe, village music for poor folk, then once in America it took on a new life, fitted out in new clothes and literally jazzed up. Then, in the decades since the end of World War II, it's taken on a fresh, much more urban profile back in Europe. Klezmer is global -- the only place it doesn't seem to have a hold of some sort is Israel, perhaps because it's music that goes along with the Yiddish language, not Hebrew. This quick survey of people operating near the musical frontiers of klezmer is illuminating. The Klezmatics, major architects of the klezmer revival, are shown here in a multi-faith gospel context that isn't perhaps the most illustrative, while elsewhere the music moves from near blues "Friling" to a hip-hop version of a Jewish wedding "Kaze Bazetsn", and from the relatively bland the much-praised Oi Va Voi, who fail to satisfy, or even sound especially klezmer-ish on "Yuri" to the aural richness of Mikveh's "Vos Vet Zayn." At times it goes into overdrive, as on the track by original Klezmatics' member David Krakauer, where the music heads of towards the avant-garde, and the following, wonderful cut by pianist not an instrument associated with klezmer by any means Marilyn Lerner lands it squarely on the musical front line -- then she reappears on the next track as a very accomplished accompanist on "Tati und Mami Tanz." There's the venerable Theodore Bikel and the unusual, like the mandolin that brings in "Nayer Khusid Tanz," but there's something for every new strand of klezmer -- and even a touch of the more mainstream to finish things off.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633120523
  • Catalog Number: 1205
  • Sales rank: 259,996

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Ain't Afraid (4:21)
  2. 2 Sadagora Hot Dub (5:12)
  3. 3 Alt. Shul Kale Bazetsn - Solomon & Socalled (3:58)
  4. 4 Rakhmones Afn Tayvl - Oy Division (5:38)
  5. 5 Friling (7:59)
  6. 6 Shivering - Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band (3:11)
  7. 7 (Rock The) Belz (5:11)
  8. 8 In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees - Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars (3:51)
  9. 9 Yuri (4:32)
  10. 10 Nayer Khusid Tanz (3:38)
  11. 11 Moscovitz & Loops of It - David Krakauer (5:09)
  12. 12 Fun Tashlikh/Throw Your Sings to the Wind (4:33)
  13. 13 Tati und Mami Tanz - Lerner & Moguilevsky (2:23)
  14. 14 A Nigndl - Quartet Ashkenazim (3:02)
  15. 15 Uncle Tibor's Spicy Paprikash (1:57)
  16. 16 Vos Vet Zayn (4:41)
  17. 17 Leibes Tanz - Margot Leverett & The Klezmer Mountain Boys (6:07)
  18. 18 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Holly Near Composer
Lawrence Cedar Mastering
David Krakauer Composer
Frank London Arranger
David Wall Composer
Michael Alpert Composer
Marilyn Lerner Arranger
Abraham Brudno Composer
Margot Leverett Arranger
Traditional Composer
Wolf Krakowski Arranger
Dan "Boxcar" Rosenberg Sleeve Notes
Josh Dolgin Composer
Gijs Levelt Composer
Oi Va Voi Composer
Sophie Solomon Composer
Michael Winograd Composer
Daniel Kahn Composer
Jason Rosenblatt Composer
Karl-Heinz Marx Author
Psoy Korolenki Composer
Che Guevara Author
Woodrow Wilson Author
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