Internationally acclaimed 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra an nine piece klez funk rock jazz ensemble performing original compositions and arrangements combining West African influenced jazz rhythms with Eastern European Klezmer melodies. The 4th Ward A.K.O., boasts a roster of extraordinary, veteran Atlanta, talent. We play the klezmer music Afro-Pop Mingus Zappa jazz. Fantastic funky jazz grooves, with the old school klezmer tunes!!! 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra is a truly 21st century musical ensemble, blending so many styles that define yet transcend the genre of "world music". Many musics of the world are featured on 4WAKO's Abdul the Rabbi,
"Abdul the Rabbi" is a musical story or tone poem of the anti-hero Abdul the Rabbi and his journey.
The cover art for "Abdul the Rabbi"was illustrated by the brilliant Atlanta artist: Tom Ferguson.
The layout for "Abdul the Rabbi" was done by Erica Martinez Nutter. "Abdul the Rabbi was produced by Roger Ruzow and Chris Griffin.
The 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra are: Roger Ruzow- trumpet, Jeff Cromton- reeds, Bill Nittler- reeds, Eric Fontaine- tenor sax, Ben Davs- sax, Nick Dixon- trombone, Colin Bragg- Guitar Chris Riggenbach- bass, Marc Miller- Bass, Nam Bui- bass, Keith Leslie- drums, Noah Kess- drums, Thomas Cremer- tuba