Austin Klezmorim | East of Odessa - West of Palestine

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East of Odessa - West of Palestine

by Austin Klezmorim

This historic recording fuses traditional Eastern European and American Klezmer with a Texas flavor and Jazz.
Genre: World: Klezmer
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1. Birobidjan
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4:22 $0.69
2. Losim Gayn
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3:49 $0.69
3. Bulgar in d minor
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4. Sha Shtil
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5. Zeltser Vasser
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6. A Laibediga Honga
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7. Bayt Zhe Mir Oys A Funf und Tsvansiker
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8. Big Megilla
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9. Tum Balalaika
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10. Freylakh Sherele - Lekhayim
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11. Roszenkes Mit Mahndlin
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12. Vi Azoy Trinkt a Kayser Tey
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13. Wu Sannen Mein Sieben Gute Yohr
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Album Notes
The eclectic style of the Austin Klezmorim is a fusion of E. European, Middle Eastern and Oriental traditions with American Jazz, S. American music and, of course, Texas music. Through this synthesis the Austin Klezmorim produces some of the most soulful and contemporary Klezmer around without losing the flavors that have passed the true test of time.
Their music evokes images of the Roaring Twenties, the Steppes of Eastern Europe, the deserts of the Middle East, and the fiery emotions of American Jazz.
The personnel on this recording is a who's who of Austin music and includes Howard Kalish on violin, Jay Rozen on tuba, Alex Coke on reeds, Randy Zimmerman on trombone, Mike Maddux on accordion, Rachel Rhodes and Susanna Sharpe on vocals and, of course, David Levy on Drums and eating utensils (spoons). Under the direction of trumpeter, leader, and composer Bill Averbach and with the assistance many other fine musicians the group has produced this milestone recording.


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the real klezmer thing
this is one great recording of modern klezmer. It covers some very traditional music and a wonderful rendition of Tum Balalaika some excellent freylachs and horas with a real "hop" .
There is an truly exceptional take of the story of Purim that took me back to the Jazz clubs of the 60's with that great beat poet Lord Buckly. I could almost see the hipsters in their black clothing hanging out in a dark garret listening to Jazz and Poetry while sipping on a scotch and snapping their fingers in appreciation.
The band has a great hint of Texas in their music as well with the fiddler playing a lively quote of orange blossom special and the cotton eyed joe in the middle of one of the songs.
I will definitely buy more of this band.