Dance Me to the End of Love

Dance Me to the End of Love

by Klezmer Conservatory BandKlezmer Conservatory Band




With 19 songs and nearly 70 minutes of music, this ranks among the Klezmer Conservatory Band's most extensive releases. Incorporating an eclectic range of influences, from Russian waltzes, Romanian Bulgars, and klezmer swing to traditional Jewish wedding tunes and a Leonard Cohen cover, a careful effort is made to preserve the legacies of those who came before them. With 11 members, they can certainly create a massive sound, though the collection is well balanced between roaring boisterous tracks and more somber, stripped-down pieces. However complex their sound may be, it certainly isn't cluttered, as "Skotshne #60 a la Merlin" and "Bukharester Bulgar" are only a few of the precisely crafted renditions here. More than anything, what comes through is a band that truly understands and enjoys recreating these highly evocative songs, as they beautifully portray the past struggles and joys of their cultural heritage. All in all, this band has ample room to spread out over the course of the disc, and you get to an authentic look at what the best band in klezmer has to offer.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2000
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661316928
catalogNumber: 613169

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Klezmer Conservatory Band   Primary Artist
Obin Miller   Flute,Piccolo
Judy Bressler   Tambourine,Vocals
James Guttmann   Bass
Mark Hamilton   Trombone
Hankus Netsky   Piano,Accordion,Alto Saxophone
Grant Smith   Percussion,Drums
Ilene Stahl   Clarinet
Jeff Warschauer   Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals,Tenor Banjo
Deborah Strauss   Violin
Mark Berney   Cornet
Art Bailey   Piano

Technical Credits

Klezmer Conservatory Band   Arranger
Judy Bressler   Arranger,translation
Hankus Netsky   Arranger,Director,Producer,Liner Notes
Ilene Stahl   Arranger
Mark Tanzer   Engineer
Jeff Warschauer   Arranger,Adaptation
Nat Farber   Arranger
Naftule Brandwein   Arranger
Hannah Bressler   translation
Deborah Strauss   Arranger
Sholom Secunda   Arranger,Composer

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