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Davka “Lavy?s Dream” [Tzadik Records]

Zoltan   8/21/2006   CD, Jazz

Produced by John Zorn, this album was originally recorded in 1996. This is newly remastered with some extra tracks. The sound is modern traditional, very listenable, festive even, like dancing at a Jewish wedding reception. Rabbi Levy (1513 – 1609) is a celebrated Jewish Mystic, not to mention the albums namesake. He once told of a Golem, a mute soulless man gifted with superhuman powers. There is a certain melancholy that ‘nomadic? peoples (much of Eastern Europe included in this group) have mastered in their traditional music…this goes far beyond melancholy and reaches passionate nobility. Lavy’s Dream is excellent. You really can’t go wrong with any of the tracks here, 100% meat and no filler…a great release. Check out Davka’s “The Golem” and a collection called “Voices In The Wilderness” both also part of the KFJC library.

50k / Zoltan

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