New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars – “Big Kibosh, the” – [Shanachie Entertainment]
The New Orleans Klezmer???s third CD is a bit of a departure from their funky/ jazz New Orleans style. I think somebody challenged them to play “traditional Jewish music” and they took it on. The result is a return to the roots of the style but still much more than Trad Klez. When the band focuses on the old style we loose some of the free-form sax duets of previous performances and the beat is not quite the same, but this is by no means a boring record. Just more traditional ;-)
The last track reverts to the more normal NOKA style – a long flowing danceable klezjam (watch out for a short pause of about 45 seconds in the middle) followed by some funny commentary on some of gigs they get, then more music.
you heard it 50 times on kfjc! most recently:
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