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  Исполнитель(и) :
   The Klezmatics  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :

Год издания : 1997/2002

Компания звукозаписи : Xenophile, (wb)

Музыкальный стиль : Jewish Music, Klezmer

Время звучания : 53:21

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : World Music (Jewish)      

Recording Date - Jul 19, 1916

## 9-17 Music For Tony Kushner's "A Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds"

Much of Possessed is a collaboration with Tony Kushner (the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright of Angels in America). He contributes lyrics to two songs, and the second half of the album was designed as a musical score for his play A Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds (an adaptation of Jewish folk tales by S. An-ski). The marriage of artistic sensibilities is perfect. The Klezmatics' ethos is at once deeply traditional and deeply progressive. Their music is a lively engagement with Jewishness itself, inflecting Eastern European klezmer music with other genres so seamlessly that it seems misleading even to name the other influences (classical, Dixieland, bebop, Middle Eastern folk, modern rock...). Their song catalog includes religious traditionals, but it also includes original Hebraic odes to marijuana and homosexuality. All of which is very much in line with Kushner's endless quest to sort out his own disparate influences as a gay, Jewish, democratic-socialist, Louisiana-born, New York-adopted artiste. The collaboration has afforded the Klezmatics an opportunity to expand their palette. While there is plenty of their familiar frenzied spiritual party music, there is also some goregeously evocative minor-key mysticism. The titular theme of possession is, on its face, a reference to the ghost story in A Dybbuk, but it's best explained by Kushner in his smart, funny, gushing liner notes. "Are we not possessed," he asks, "by the multitudes we contain, not only multitudes of observant and unobservant brave martyred ancestors...but of all the cultures through which we have wandered, which we have helped to shape, in which we were at home and never at home?" That's a pretty good description of the Klezmatics' music, which is itself a singularly Jewish assimilation of multitudinous influences.

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Adrienne Cooper (Background Vocals)
Alicia Svigals (Violin, Background Vocals)
Auram Pengas (Bouzouki)
David Matheson (Background Vocals)
Frank London (Percussion, Trumpet, Accordion, Horn)
Jian Ghomeshi (Background Vocals)
John Medeski (Piano, Hammond)
Lorin Sklamberg (Piano, Accordion, Vocals)
Mark Lamos (Percussion, Drums)
Matt Darriau (Clarinet, Flute, Alt Saxophone)
Max Yussim (Piano)
Murray Foster (Background Vocals)
Paul Morrissett (Bass)
Tine Kindermann (Background Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Shprayz Ikh Mir         0:03:04 Traditional
   2 Kolomeyke         0:01:40 -"-
   3 Moroccan Game         0:02:47 London
   4 An Undoing World         0:03:40 Svigals
   5 Mizmor Shir Lehanef (Reefer Song)         0:05:14 Wex
   6 Shavarts Un Vays (Black And White)         0:04:54 Traditional
   7 Lomir Heybn Dem Bekher         0:04:20 Svigals
   8 Sirba Matey Matey         0:04:07 Traditional
   9 Mipney Ma         0:01:37 -"-
   10 Beggars' Dance         0:02:20 London
   11 Shnaps-Nign         0:01:51 Sklamberg
   12 Interlude         0:00:36 Traditional
   13 Dybbuk Shers         0:03:12 Svigals
   14 Fradde's Song         0:03:04 London
   15 Der Shvartser Mi Adir (Tha Black Benediction)         0:02:13 Morrisett
   16 Hinokh Yafo         0:04:06 Song Of Songs
   17 Mipney Ma         0:04:36 Traditional


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