Consensus: Live in Concert

Consensus: Live in Concert

by Beyond the Pale


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Consensus: Live in Concert

The Pale was the name for a limited geographical area of Tsarist Russia within which Jews were allowed to live. So Beyond the Pale is the perfect name for a band that plays klezmer music (the jazzy folk music of Eastern European Jewry) but refuses to be bound by traditional stylistic limitations. And a live recording is the perfect way to experience Beyond the Pale's joyful, sophisticated, and frequently humorous music. Led by mandolinist Eric Stein, the group takes you on a tour of klezmer music past and klezmer music future. There are songs both touching (a Yinglish song of unrequited love titled "Oy, I Like She") and hilarious (the slightly risqué music hall song "Halevaye," here reworked into a galloping ska groove and retitled "Skalavaye"), as well as original instrumentals of both scintillating energy ("Reunion") and quiet, bittersweet beauty ("Moses Nign," "Bulcharescu"). Not a single track is weak, obvious, underplayed, or overplayed -- Consensus is probably the best klezmer album of 2004.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
Label: Borealis Recording
UPC: 0773958116528
catalogNumber: 1165
Rank: 215872

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beyond the Pale   Primary Artist,Group
Eric Stein   Mandolin,Mandocello
Martin Van De Ven   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Josh Dolgin   Piano,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bogdan Djukic   Percussion,Violin
Milos Popovic   Accordion
Eric Stein   Mandolin,Mandocello
Bret Higgins   Bass
Yeva Medvedyuk   Vocals

Technical Credits

Aaron Lebedeff   Composer
Danny Greenspoon   Live Recording
Moishe Oysher   Composer
Martin Van De Ven   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Saban Bajramovic   Composer
Beyond the Pale   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Eric Stein   Composer
Bret Higgins   Composer

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