Klezmer: From Old World To Our World

Klezmer: From Old World To Our World


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If you had to pick a guide to the wild and wooly world of the Yiddish experience in America, you could do far worse than Henry Sapoznik. Producer of this chronological guide to klezmer and the companion book of the same name -- as well as an accomplished musician in his own right -- Sapoznik knows the terrain. From the early -- 1912! -- recordings that open this disc to the digitally recorded avant-klez that closes it, he covers seemingly every hill and dale, presenting a who's who of the music. You'll want the book to understand the shifts that the compilation makes from cantor Yoselle Rosenblatt to the Original Dixieland Jazz Band to the recognizable klezmer of Abe Schwartz's orchestra (the notes are scant), but the music is enjoyable enough. Throw in big-band arrangements ("Di Rayze Nukh Amerika" boasts a mallets solo) and the heady experiments of the late '80s klez revival (Boiled in Lead's guitar-crunching "Sher," the Klezmatics' fast 'n' furious "Man in a Hat"), and the journey from OLD WORLD TO OUR WORLD is a relentlessly entertaining one. This disc is sure to inspire many side trips down the roads of klezmer past and present. Mark Schwartz

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2000
Label: Yazoo
UPC: 0016351701725
catalogNumber: 7017
Rank: 225521

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boiled in Lead   Track Performer
Dave Tarras   Track Performer
Klezmer Conservatory Band   Track Performer
Original Dixieland Jazz Band   Track Performer
Kapelye   Track Performer
Zev Feldman   Track Performer
Klezmer Plus   Track Performer
Aaron Lebedeff   Track Performer
Andy Statman   Track Performer
Klezmatics   Track Performer
Abraham Ellstein   Track Performer
Sam Musiker   Track Performer
Alexander Olshanetsky   Track Performer
Marty Confurius   Track Performer
Kandel's Orchestra   Track Performer
Naftule Brandwein   Track Performer
Seymour Rechtzeit   Track Performer
Cantor Yossele   Track Performer
Peretz Sandler   Track Performer
Abe Orchestra Elenkrig   Track Performer
Belf Rumynski Ork'estr   Track Performer
Gus Orchestra Goldstine   Track Performer
Sam Medoff & his Orchestra   Track Performer
Bagelman Sisters   Track Performer
Klezkamp Dance Band   Track Performer
Joseph Moskowitz   Track Performer
Abe Schwartz   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Con Conrad   Composer
Henry Sapoznik   Producer,Liner Notes
J. Russel Robinson   Composer

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