4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra | East Atlanta Passover Stomp

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East Atlanta Passover Stomp

by 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

Imaginative, creations and arrangements of cool Afro-American grooves merged with foot stomping Eastern European Klezmer music.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Greater Lagos Wed. Night Talmud Meeting
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6:24 album only
2. Dolgo Horo
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5:42 album only
3. Red Rat!!
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5:00 album only
4. Ose Shalom
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5:24 album only
5. Glad You Think So (Part 2)
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5:14 album only
6. East Atlanta Passover Stomp
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8:07 album only
7. 9th Ward Dirge
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6:03 album only
8. Sweet Auburn Mishegas
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5:52 album only
9. Cabbagetown Jitter
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra is an original Atlanta musical entity; a nine piece jazz orchestra playing original compositions and arrangements that combine West African influenced rhythms with Eastern European Klezmer melodies. The 4th Ward A.K.O., led by trumpet player/composer Roger Ruzow, boasts a roster of veteran Atlanta talent which features Colin Bragg (guitar), Chris Case (keyboard), Jeff Crompton (clarinet, alto & baritone sax), Ben Davis (tenor sax & clarinet), Ben Gettys (bass), Keith Leslie (drums), Bill Nittler (clarinet, baritone sax), and Blake Williams (trombone).

"Tunes that swing like Ellington's jungle nights at the Apollo, carve soulfunk grooves reminiscent of Fela Kuti's Africa '70 and rock the bar mitzvah like there's no Second Coming. It's a mash-up of seemingly incompatible styles that, nevertheless, sounds like some of the freshest jazz ever generated by a gang of (mostly) ATL homeboys." -Doug Deloach


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