Klezmer Music: A Marriage of Heaven & Earth

Klezmer Music: A Marriage of Heaven & Earth


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This CD and book combo from Ellipsis Arts' Musical Expeditions series demonstrates the width and breadth of klezmer with traditional and experimental approaches to Yiddish music by contemporary groups (no historical material is included). On the traditional side are Alicia Svigals' street-music violin piece "Gasn Nign," and the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble's chamber-music pickling of the congratulatory ditty "Mazel Tov," and a bracing Gypsy klezmer standard by Hungarian group Di Naye Kapelye. On the experimental side are jazz-inflected pieces by Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Brave Old World, and Naftule's Dream, plus a slice of heavenly music by veteran clarinet player Andy Statman, who ventures into John Coltrane territory with "Dreykus Nign." But watch out for a track-numbering mistake which renders the book portion of the package meaningless unless you pay close attention to what you're hearing. Too bad a little more care wasn't taken in the notes to this solid demonstration of klezmer diversity.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/1996
Label: Ellipsis Arts
UPC: 0052296409029
catalogNumber: 4090

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brave Old World   Track Performer
Andy Statman   Clarinet,Mandolin,Track Performer
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band   Track Performer
Alan Bern   Accordion
Stuart Brotman   Acoustic Bass
David Buchbinder   Clarinet,Trumpet
Bob Cohen   Violin,Vocals
Glenn Dickson   Clarinet
Alan Ehrich   Bass
Rick Lazar   Percussion
David Licht   Drums
Frank London   Trumpet
Roger Mason   Acoustic Bass
Lorin Sklamberg   Accordion
Alicia Svigals   Violin,Track Performer
Jeff Warschauer   Guitar,Track Performer
Bob Weiner   Percussion,Drums
Mike McLaughlin   Piano
David Harris   Trombone
Michael Alpert   Violin
Naftule's Dream   Track Performer
Deborah Strauss   Violin,Track Performer
Artie Roth   Alto Clarinet,Acoustic Bass
Eric Rosenthal   Drums
Budowitz   Track Performer
Sasha Luminsky   Piano,Accordion
Brian Glassman   Acoustic Bass
Paul Pacanowski   Clarinet
Mitchell Schechter   Piano
Steven Greenman   Violin
Eve Monzingo   Piano
Ray Musiker   Clarinet
John Manning   Tuba
Kurt Bjorling   Bass Clarinet

Technical Credits

Andy Statman   Arranger,Producer
Klezmatics   Producer
Alan Bern   Director
David Buchbinder   Producer
Frank Dostal   Producer
Edward Haber   Engineer
Ormond Jobin   Engineer
Frank London   Producer,Liner Notes
Larry Rock   Engineer
Dave Sears   Producer
Alicia Svigals   Producer
Jeff Warschauer   Arranger
Klaus Bohlmann   Engineer
George Hicks   Engineer
Michael Alpert   Liner Notes
Jeffrey Charno   Executive Producer
Deborah Strauss   Arranger
Maureen Gleissner   Art Direction
Ann Feldman   Producer
Michal Shapiro   Producer,Liner Notes
Budowitz   Producer
Bruce Rosensweet   Executive Producer
Naye Kapelye   Producer
Kurt Bjorling   Composer

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