ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT – Huuro Kolkko (2009)

Alamaailman Vasarat ("The Hammers of the Underworld") is an avant-garde Finnish musical group formed in 1997. Their music is influenced by European folk, klezmer, jazz and metal. The band's founder Jarno Sarkula (photo) died on 12 July 2020 in Portugal. Alamaailman Vasarat are: Jarno Sarkula (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass and contrabass saxophones, clarinet, contrabass… Continue lendo ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT – Huuro Kolkko (2009)

ITZHAK PERLMAN – Popular Jewish Melodies

Originally released in 1987 and reissued in 2003 as part of EMI's Perlman Edition, these Popular Jewish Melodies reveal Itzhak Perlman's deep affection for the popular music of his childhood in Israel. This retrospective album of songs from the Yiddish musical theater, many of which were made popular in the mid-twentieth century by such singers… Continue lendo ITZHAK PERLMAN – Popular Jewish Melodies

OLGA AVIGAIL MIELESZCZUK – Goodbye Odessa (Yiddish Song)

This Yiddish-Ukrainian song "Proshchai Odessa" was sung by Pesakh Burstein. I've combined it with a Ukrayinish Kek-Vok (Ukrainian Cakewalk) collected by Yale Strom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2TQ2ehSsKs Oh Odessa, goodbye Odessa,I will miss you so much,I will never forget you,Farewell my friends,Let's shout together:Odessa Mama, I love you so much! Vocal: Olga Avigail MieleszczukViolin: Daniel HoffmanClarinet: Ittai BinnunAccordion:… Continue lendo OLGA AVIGAIL MIELESZCZUK – Goodbye Odessa (Yiddish Song)

GOLEM! – Odessa

Golem is a rock-klezmer band from New York City. They mix traditional Eastern European Jewish music with original material sung in Yiddish, English, Russian, as well as Ukrainian, French, Serbian-Croatian, and Romany. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMV-3rm6Fqc Golem was created in November, 2000 by Annette Ezekiel Kogan, bandleader, vocalist and accordionist. The group describes itself as "Eastern European Jewish… Continue lendo GOLEM! – Odessa

JOHN ZORN’S MASADA – Live in Sevilla (2000)

Masada is a musical group with rotating personnel led by American saxophonist and composer John Zorn since the early 1990s. Masada is as much a "songbook" as a group, comprising more than 500 relatively brief compositions. Each song is written in accordance with a number of rules, including the maximum number of staves, the modes… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN’S MASADA – Live in Sevilla (2000)

RABBINICAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS – The Inquisition of Luis de Carvajal

From the album titled Counterfeit Gelt (2002) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effWwyL4tmo The Rabbinical School Dropouts is as crazy a group of kooks as you could want. Sun Ra, the Hampton Grease Band, Frank Zappa and the Klezmatics all rolled into one, the music of the Friedmann brothers is fresh and imaginative. Their ten-member big band (featuring oboe, mandolin,… Continue lendo RABBINICAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS – The Inquisition of Luis de Carvajal

RABBINICAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS – Semitic Slam

The Rabbinical School Dropouts is as crazy a group of kooks as you could want. Sun Ra, the Hampton Grease Band, Frank Zappa and the Klezmatics all rolled into one, the music of the Friedmann brothers is fresh and imaginative. Their ten-member big band (featuring oboe, mandolin, bassoon, theremin, toy piano, tablas, etc.) storms through… Continue lendo RABBINICAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS – Semitic Slam

BESH O DROM – Cygánybál (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PMfh_JuLTE Recorded live in Budapest, February 2017.Camera: Dániel BeránSound: Gergely Barcza, Attila HerrMany thanks to Ábel Mihalik Vocal: Fundák-Kaszai LiliVocal, percussion: Adam PettikClarinet, saxophone: Vilmos SeresSaxophone: Tamás MolnárBass: Attila HerrGuitar: Máté HámoriDrums: Péter Somos

BESH O DROM – Live @ Sziget (2012)

Besh o droM is a Hungarian music group. Their music blends folk and contemporary instruments (including cymbalon and turntables, for instance), in styles ranging from jazz to world music. They acknowledge particular influences from Transylvanian, Jewish, Turkish, Afghan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Macedonian and Greek musical traditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quivAw7p72o&t=1158s Besh o droM concert - Sziget… Continue lendo BESH O DROM – Live @ Sziget (2012)