Carnival Conspiracy: In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge

Carnival Conspiracy: In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge

by Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars


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Carnival Conspiracy: In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge

There are some genres of music that can't help but brighten one's day or put a grin on one's face. And Frank London has taken the traditional klezmer style and inserted a whole bundle of oomph and verve into it once again. Rarely would music result in a joyous creation of a feverish Hasidic mosh pit, but the exuberance found on the leadoff track, "In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees," sets the standard for the next near hour of gear-shifting klezmer, with London letting the frantic tempo lead as he tries his best to keep up with dazzling solo work. "Oh Agony, You Are So Sweet Like Sugar I Must to Eat You Up" is a far slower, plodding track that ambles along featuring vocalist Lorin Sklamberg. London always gets the most out of himself and his stellar supporting cast, making "Another Glass of Wine to Give Succor to My Ailing Existence" ooze as much Latin as it does klezmer thanks to his innovative arrangements. It also has a certain "oom pah pah" polka flavor to it. Fans of Boban Markovic would enjoy the rather mid-tempo, waltz-like air emanating from "Midnight Banda Judia." As it continues, the track seems it would be just as appropriate at Germany's Oktoberfest. London nails the toe-tapping "In the Marketplace All Is Subterfuge (Podolye, Podolye)," which is as frantic as the opener and perfect for some wild chase scene out of the "Pink Panther" film collection. Another joyful, life-affirming romp occurs during "Pantagruel, Shiker Hindert Prozent," which has a touch of what sounds like a Brazilian carnival tint to it. Only during "A Time of Desire (Curha Mix)" does the album lose just a hint of its luster, sounding not quite like filler but not as fantastic as the previous seven numbers. London mixes both styles and tempos perfectly, particularly on the pretty jazz intro to "Our Ancestors Forty Thousand Years Wide," coming across as a lament to some extent with a large backing chorus supporting him. And somehow he blends a light Cajun or zydeco portion with a hip-hop tempo for "Out of What?" for an eclectic and inspiring fusion. The finale is the lengthy "Borracho #1 the Cobbles in the Street Moan for You," which is a mournful, dirge-like coda. While not ending on a high note, London has again created a glorious collage of uplifting sound.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label: Piranha Germany
UPC: 0826863190227
catalogNumber: 1902
Rank: 140183

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Peck Horn,Group Member
Danny Blume   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Matt Darriau   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Tine Kindermann   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Mark Rubin   Tuba,Baritone Horn,Group Member
Lorin Sklamberg   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jeff Warschauer   Baritone Horn,Guest Appearance
Aaron Alexander   Drums,Group Member
Curtis Hasselbring   Trombone,Group Member
Randy Crafton   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Anne Pope   Percussion,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Michelle Miller   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Margot Leverett   Clarinet,Guest Appearance
Jacob Garchik   Trombone,Baritone Horn,Group Member
Rob Curto   Accordion,Guest Appearance
Merlin Sheperd   Clarinet,Group Member
Ron Caswell   Tuba,Group Member
Susan Hoffman Watts   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Joanne Borts   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Michal Cohen   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Scott Kettner   Percussion,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Michael Albert   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Poyk
Sharon Epperson   Percussion,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Pearl Gluck   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
German Goldenshteyn   Clarinet,Guest Appearance
Sarah Mina Gordon   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Beyle Gottesman   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Esther Gottesman   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Itzik Gottesman   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Liz Hanson   Percussion,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Kol Isha   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Maracatú New York   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Raphael McGregor   Percussion,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Sanne Moericke   Accordion,Guest Appearance
John OBrien   Percussion,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Jenny Romaine   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Majana Sadowska   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Basye Schaechter   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Paula Teitelbaum   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Nick Trotter   Percussion,Guest Appearance,Group Member

Technical Credits

Hugo Dwyer   Engineer
John Shand   Author
Michael Alpert   Composer
Randy Crafton   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Borkowsky Akbar   Executive Producer
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Brigitte Bieg   Executive Producer
Tom Bowden   Author
Richard Kenigsman   Paintings

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