Michael Winograd and Khevre | Oyfn Sheydveg (at the crossroads)

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Oyfn Sheydveg (at the crossroads)

by Michael Winograd and Khevre

Khevre presents new and old Yiddish roots music for the 21st century.
Genre: Spiritual: Judaica
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2. Sirba on the Rocks Khevre
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3. Libe un Toyt Khevre
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4. Oyfn Sheydveg Khevre
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5. Elyohu Khevre
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6. Bulgars #2 Khevre
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9. S'iz a Lign Khevre
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The first CD from Klezmer clarinetist/composer Michael Winograd


"If this CD represented food, I would never stand a chance of dieting. I don't know how I would stop eating at all."
-Ari Davidow (www.klezmershack.com)

"I haven't kveld for new music like this in along time."
- Matt Darriau (klezmatics)

"Khevre brings a truly fresh approach to Yiddish and klezmer; they bring an old tradition completely up-to-date."
-Hankus Netsky (klezmer conservatory band)

Hailing from Boston, Khevre represents one of the top bands in the newest wave of klezmer and Jewish music. Musical vocabulary is what gives them a unique and original sound. While all of the musicians in the ensemble have an incredible knowledge of music spanning the globe, it is how they craft those styles, of jazz, Latin, middle eastern, American, and of course, European music together, that produce something special and exceptional.

Klezmer is the Eastern European folk music of the Jewish people. It came over to America in the early 19th century, and became a part of American Jewish life. An unexpected revival to learn this music of the past came about in the 1980's, continuing through today. While the past holds the tradition on which KHEVRE basses their creativity, it is the future that they see this music flourishing in.

Their most recent release, "Oyfn Sheydveg," showcases both their excellence in presenting new Yiddish music, and their creativity in preserving older music with vitality and excitement. Ari Davidow says, "with material this exciting being newly written and performed in Yiddish one begins to get a sense of the degree to which Yiddish language and culture are alive and renewed."

Khevre:
michael winograd- clarinets, woodwinds, musical director
dana sandler- lead vocals
eylem basaldi- violin
carmen staaf- piano/accordion
jorge roeder- bass
richie barshay- drums and percussion


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Jewish Western Bulletin Online

"Oyfn Sheydveg Makes History"
Khevre captures you from the get-go. The first poignant, rhythmic melody on the band's recent release Oyfn Sheydveg – At the Crossroads is performed with defiance and allure. This album bares the responsibility of full-throttle conventional klezmer brought to new heights. Violinist Eylem Basaldi adds Turkish modality to the unique sound of Khevre; the rhythm section of the band infuses Latin style into the mix; vocalist Dana Sandler uses her jazz skills and her very personal sound; and clarinetist Michael Winograd leads the group with a combination of control and abandon. His klezmer skills pervade the album through to its core.

Among the best tracks on Oyfn Sheydveg is Mordechai Gebirtig's typically folksy but edgy composition "Reyzele," which Khevre thoroughly explores, adding unexpected depth of sound and harmony to each new verse. Even if the songs on Oyfn Sheydveg don't at first seem familiar, the arrangements will soon have you humming and tapping along.

Brave Old World singer Michael Alpert's liner notes describe the evolution of the klezmer revival from his own efforts in 1977 until this, Khevre's album: the pinnacle of the new generation of klezmer. But Khevre is only now beginning its own evolution and there is potential for more excitement – perhaps their next CD will have them throw in every last ounce of their individual energies and talents. In the meantime, Oyfn Sheydveg makes history.

Siouxsoon

Amazing
That's an amazing disc... I love it !