Straight out of Massachusetts comes this album from the Klezmer Conservatory Band. It's a lively piece of work, with all of the vigor common to klezmer in general. The songs are somewhat more traditional than one would likely find on, say, the Klezmatics albums, but still thoroughly enjoyable. The bits that make klezmer stand out are all present: the thumping piano accompaniment, the occasional wailing horns, the slithery clarinet work. The style, in some ways represents the midpoint between German music and Middle Eastern music, with both backgrounds represented by the Jews. This album does well to show off both sides of it all. Pick it up if you're a fan of klezmer; if not already a fan, it wouldn't be a bad choice to test the waters, though something slightly more contemporary like the Klezmatics may be more appropriate. ~ Adam Greenberg
Liner Note Author: Hankus Netsky.
Recording information: Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, MA.
Director: Hankus Netsky.
Editor: Dr. Toby Mountain.
Photographer: Herb Snitzer.
Translators: Judy Bressler; Hankus Netsky; David E. Fishman; Sylvia Fuks Fried.
Unknown Contributor Role: Klezmer Conservatory Band.
Personnel: Judy Bressler (vocals, tambourine); Steve Netsky (guitar, banjo); Marvin Weinberger, David Brody, Mimi Rabson (violin); Robin Miller (flute, piccolo); Evan Harlan (accordion, piano); Don Byron (clarinet); Hankus Netsky (alto saxophone, piano); Merryl Goldberg (baritone saxophone); Frank London (cornet, alto horn); Ingrid Monson (cornet); Mark Hamilton (trombone); Grant Smith (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Rob Jaczko.
1 Voliner Bulgar
2 Mekhuteneste Mayne
3 Mayn Rue-plats
4 Shlof, Mayn Kind /Zibn Firtsik
5 Dos Freylekhe Shnayderl
6 Pearl From Warsaw
7 Freylekhe Kneydlekh
8 Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn
9 Der Bosfer
10 Brivele der Mamen
11 Shalom, Louis /Mazel Tov (Good Luck)
12 Dos Geshrey Fun Der Vilder Katshke
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