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Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?

09 May 05 - 10:39 AM (#1480668)
Subject: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: mooman

I'm fairly familiar with klezmer music by well-known bands such as The Klezmatics but would be very interested in recommendations for further listening for some of the slower style klezmer and Hasidic music and song.

I know there are some experts on this on Mudcat and look forward to receiving some pointers!

Peace and thanks in advance,

moo


09 May 05 - 10:48 AM (#1480674)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Allen

I'm no expert and don't much care for it myself, but not far from here there is a very large yearly festival devoted to Kleizmer. Bet they have a website, if they do, check the billings.
One CD I do like is Muzsikas's Matamaros, which is Jewish music from Transylvania, the sort of music my ancestors would have made.


09 May 05 - 10:56 AM (#1480677)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: mooman

Many thanks Allen,

I have Muzsikas' Matamaros myself (bought in Hungary) and excellent it is too. This is the style I am especially interested in.

Peace

moo


09 May 05 - 11:04 AM (#1480686)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Allen

Well, it isn't Klezmer.
All Eastern European Jewish music sorta gets lumped together.
For you clarinet afficionados this looks like the jackpot:
http://www.safedfound.org.il/news.asp?id=35


09 May 05 - 11:10 AM (#1480692)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: freda underhill

you could try The Jews Brothers.. a New Zealand band, or Klezmania, an Australian klezmer band.


09 May 05 - 11:27 AM (#1480717)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Allen

http://jewishmusic.com/sound/kznbr10d_03.rm
http://www.biomusic.hu/ram/kharkov.ram
http://www.ananas-music.com/mp3/JewishViolin.MP3
http://www.jewishbroadcast.com/
http://emap.fm/klezmore.html
http://207.153.243.166/praz/azamer.mp3

I got these links from:
http://www.tapuz.co.il/tapuzforum/main/links.asp?id=446
Don't worry if you can't read Hebrew.


09 May 05 - 11:30 AM (#1480720)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Allen

http://www.a7.org/metafiles/asx/shows/mona.asx
Hasidi niguns from Channel 7, the religious radio station.


09 May 05 - 12:19 PM (#1480779)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: fogie

I've recently bought quite a few klezmer CDs and many of them have similar selections of tunes, especially the classics from early USA recordings. There are slow melodies which are very beautiful I have some on the various CDs of Burning Bush- I can't remember which exactly, but there is a group of religious chants that they play as melodies, which are very moving. I asked a similar question a few weeks ago and got some useful info from american cats.


09 May 05 - 12:37 PM (#1480813)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: mooman

Many thanks to all so far and especially to Allen for all the links:

One or two of the Matamaros pieces might I think form part of a Klezmer repertoire although many, especially the slower pieces, seem to be versions of liturgical Hasidic melodies of the type mentioned by Fogie. I'll look at the Burning Bush catalogue as it's those beautiful, moving, melodic pieces I'm especially interested in.

Peace,

moo


09 May 05 - 01:02 PM (#1480846)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Allen

The Hasidic chants are called nigunim, singular nigun.
Not sure if there is much difference really between a nigun and a zmirah.
Hasidim were really like the Hippies of the Jewish world, or to be serious, what Sufiism is to Islam. Music and dance are an essential part of their lifestyle. It's a way for the common man to keep in touch with God.
In fact it often borders on an ecstatic trance.


09 May 05 - 02:23 PM (#1480913)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Cattail (no cookie)

Yet another site which may be of interest to you

http://www.manchesterklezmer.org/index.html

Cheers

Cattail!


09 May 05 - 03:26 PM (#1480976)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: Blowzabella

And here is the website for The Burning Bush....

My friend Robin plays oud, laouto, darabukka, guitar for the band

http://www.theburningbush.co.uk/index.htm


09 May 05 - 03:31 PM (#1480981)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: Stilly River Sage

I have a CD here in that style, by a group from Washington State called the Mazeltones. "Dancing With the Little Ones" is the title of the CD and one of the songs.

SRS


09 May 05 - 05:27 PM (#1481076)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Rangersteve at work

Shanachie has a CD of synagogue music taken from 78rpm records. You can't order directly from them, but you can get all their recordings from Amazon.

Kapelye is another good slow band, but I'm not sure if any of their recordings are still available.


09 May 05 - 05:42 PM (#1481084)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST

Check out Deboarh Strauss (violin) & Jeff Warschauer (guitar), a duo that used to be part of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. They have an excellent CD that I bought at their show in Brooklyn. I don't know if it is in stores.


09 May 05 - 06:31 PM (#1481116)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: Bill Hahn//\\

You might check out some of Andy Statman's material---one of which is Klezmer Soul.   Slow and quite poignant.

Let me also say that I am doing a program on WFDU which we call Sunday Simcha that will feature a lot of this type of material---among a great variety of other things.

It airs every Sunday from 10-12 AM Eastern Time.

On the web:

http://www.wfdu.fm


Bill Hahn


08 Feb 10 - 03:37 PM (#2833225)
Subject: hello kabbalah
From: GUEST,Cenwehype

hi happy to be here


08 Feb 10 - 05:16 PM (#2833354)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

Andy Statman is brilliant. You may have heard his haunting "Flatbush Waltz". There are, of course, I number of books available on the history of Klezmer music.


08 Feb 10 - 05:36 PM (#2833373)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: wysiwyg

There are also about 20-30 old Klez threads where one might find some more recommendations, and since the results were spelled various ways, just filter for and set the time back to All-- they'll pop right up as a clickable menu.

~S~


07 Mar 10 - 08:32 PM (#2858732)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: Rabbi-Sol

If you are looking for some of the modern day Hasidic music go on to You Tube and use their search engine for the following artists.

Mordechai Ben David    Avraham Fried   Abish Brodt   Lipa Schmeltzer


08 Mar 10 - 08:36 AM (#2859082)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: NormanD

Or have a listen to the Polish band, Kroke. They also recorded an album with Nigel Kennedy.


31 Mar 10 - 05:34 PM (#2876849)
Subject: RE: Hasidic/slow Klezmer CD recommendations?
From: GUEST,Atochka

I highly recommend the Cracow Klezmer Band (now renamed the Bester Quartet). The music is brilliant, enchanting and extremely moving!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Hdqi2BYZo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j1mzjGmaxY