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Zmiros Project - Zmiros Project (Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg and Rob Schwimmer)
Klezmatics founders Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg, and pianist Rob Schwimmer present the mystical repertoire of Jewish 'zmiros' singing.
New Colors in Bulgarian Wedding Music - Yuri Yunakov Ensemble
Balada - Yuri Yunakov Ensemble
The Fish Are Praying For Rain - Theodosii Spassov Trio
Theodosii Spassov has gained an international reputation for his virtuosic improvisations and innovative Balkan-jazz arrangements. His trio of kaval, piano, and drums weaves Bulgaria's famous crooked rhythms and cascading melodies into the jazz idiom.
The Art of Klezmer Clarinet - Margo Leverett
Ghetto Tango: Wartime Yiddish Theater - Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek
Singer Adrienne Cooper, one of the world's most acclaimed singers of Yiddish vocal music, and Zalmen Mlotek, a leading figure in Yiddish musical theater, present ghetto songs collected during and after the second world war.
Apricots from Eden - Djivan Gasparyan
Gasparyan is featured here performing Armenian folk songs and melodies from Armenia's Pagan and Christian traditions.
Second Avenue Square Dance! - Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Mountain Boys
Clarinetist Leverett and the band expand their repertoire beyond bluegrass and klezmer to rock, jazz, Latin and American music while continuing their unique, hybrid interpretations of standards made famous by Bill Monroe and Dave Tarras, Second Ave. Guest appearances by electric guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen, Hazel Dickens, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Mike Marshall, David Licht, Hankus Netsky, Carlos Oliviera, Dudley Connell, Ronnie Simpkins, and Bobby Shankin.
Live in Germany - Kalman Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Band
Kálmán Balogh is probabky the best known cimbalom player in the world, having toured everywhere and played in a variety of settings and styles. His Gypsy Cimbalom Band has never been more energetic than on this live concert recording, collaborating with classical, jazz and folk musicians in a program of traditional tunes transformed into artful, modern dance music that he calls Gypsy Jazz.
Midnight Prayer - Joel Rubin Ensemble
Rubin is one of the leading performers of instrumental klezmer music and has spent the last 14 years in Germany and Eastern Europe researching and performing the old Russian Jewish klezmer tradition.He is joined on this marvelous recording by a great group of musicians, including Kálmán Balogh, Ferenc Kovács and David Chernyavsky.
Illuminations - Kartik Seshadri
Performances of two ragas by Sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri, recognized as one of India's outstanding musicians and a student Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Scattering Stars Like Dust - Kayhan Kalhor
Kayhan Kalhor is a native Iranian who now lives in NYC. He is a virtuoso player of the kamancheh, the so-called spike fiddle of Asia. It is played while seated cross legged on the ground, and held and bowed cello style. It has four strings and is about the length of a violin though the body is much smaller, resembling that of an nineteenth century gourd banjo. In the twentieth century the European violin began to replace the kamancheh, but it has begun to experience a revival, due, in part, to great players like Kalhor. Besides an extensive background in Iranian classical and folk music, Kalhor studied Western art music in Italy and Canada and, in this album, applies some classical techniques to the traditional" art music of his native country. These include occasional vibrato, quadruple time, staccato phrased passages, and general bravura passages meant to impress. His short, fast bowings are extraordinary, reminding me of the "butterfly" bowings of South Indian violinists like L. Shankar. He coaxes all mann
Ask Me No Questions - Djivan Gasparyan
Duduk master Gasparyan is featured here performing Armenian folk songs and melodies from Armenia's pagan and Christian traditions.
The Art of Taksim - Goksel Kartal
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