PE0242. YALE STROM/HOT PSTROMI/KLAZZJ: Klezmer Cafe Jew Zoo. (Canada) Naxos World 76026. Final sealed copy! - 636943702628
“Klezmer music began as instrumental folk dance and virtuosic display music among the Ashkenazic Jews of Europe. Since that time, the genre has become synonymous with Eastern European Jewish culture and gradually has broadened to include vocals and influences from other indigenous cultures. Simultaneously exuberant and joyful, soulful and melancholy, CAFE JEW ZOO includes everything from deeply traditional Khasiddic melodies to new Yiddish American vocals about contemporary themes.”
- Hans Lick
Personnel: Yale Strom (violin, background vocals); Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals, shofar, background vocals); Jeff Pekarek (guitar, cello); Fred Benedetti (guitar); Andy Statman (mandolin, clarinet); Norbert Satchel (flute, shofar, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ismail Butera (accordion, tambourine); Peter Stan (accordion); Tripp Sprague (tenor saxophone, organ); Hollis "Bud" Burridge (trumpet); Diane Moser (organ); James Mussen (drums); Gene Perry (congas, bongos, shaker).