Frank London - "Shvitz"
Used CD - Booklet damaged an with small traces of usage
ONLY 5 Euro! Option May/June 1994. An interesting complement to Don Byron's recent tribute to Mickey Katz, this is music from London's sountrack to Jonathan Berman's documentary about the sweat baths of Manhattan's Lower East Side. The spirited folk music of old world Judaism and the traditional Yiddish theater in New York, klezmer was resilient enough in its day to express everything from syrupy romanticism to social rage to vaudeville-style humor. Performed here by the Klezmatics, a 12-piece ensemble (featuring the composer on trombone, keyboards and vocals, guitarists Elliott Sharp and Marc Ribot, and plenty of clarinets, violins and saxophones), the music ranges from traditional ('Emma Goldman's Wedding') to swing ('Coney Island Heyday') to Zorn-style avant-rock ('Psycho Klezmer').-------------------------- www.knittingfactory.com