Albums

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released February 15, 2018 | Galileo Music Communication

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released March 29, 2019 | Aurora Borealis

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released November 5, 2012 | Naive

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released January 1, 1986 | Delos

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released April 29, 2002 | Columbia - Legacy

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released January 1, 2003 | ARC

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released February 6, 2012 | L'Autre Distribution

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released March 1, 2011 | ARC

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One of Britain's best and most versatile klezmer bands, She'koyokh Klezmer are back with another musical odyssey around the shtetls and dancefloors of many countries. From the Yiddish square dance of "Russian Shers" to the Sephardic beauty of "Los Bilbilicos" and the brass-heavy "Sher from Sokiriani," they're eloquent in every klezmer style, playing demanding music with flow and dexterity. Whether instrumentals or songs, there's real virtuosity here. Whether it's music for dancing or the classic song "Üsküdar," with roots in the Balkans and Turkey, there's true grace to the sound. The band can be wonderfully sinuous, and the fiddle and clarinet players are real stars. But signaling them out too much would be unfair to the others, who can match them step for step. They also step well outside the traditional lineup, eschewing accordion in favor of mandolin and bouzouki (doubling with guitar). That could leave the sound more brittle, but that's not really the case with the expert arranging here. A fine klezmer album that deserves your attention. ~ Chris Nickson
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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released March 15, 1988 | Arion

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released June 10, 2016 | Pianissimo Musik

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released January 1, 2007 | ARC

For their debut album, London-based klezmer buskers She'koyokh deliver a fair spread of klezmer offerings from around the Balkans and a bit beyond. The album starts out in the Ukraine, but moves quickly to a teetering, fast-paced Bulgarian dance and a Greek loop of sound. A Turkish dance brings out a new set of sonic possibilities for the band, another Bulgarian piece brings the group back to its faster dance style, and a haunting Ukrainian melody lets violinist Meg Hamilton show off her chops quite well. Heading to American shores, an old Dave Tarras number gives clarinetist Susi Evans a chance to break out with a singsong of sorts. A couple of loping pieces move from dance to pastoral, and a bit of improvisation (that morphs into "What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor") shows off the ensemble's real ability to put together a romp. The trombone is transformed into a trumpet in the playful "Europeyishe Kolomeyke," and the album ends on a pair of wedding songs, one old and one new (and vocalized). The group doesn't have the force and power of some of the front guard of klezmer (like Frank London's various associations), but is more forward-looking than most of the classic ensembles. A nice balance shows up between tradition and modernism -- though it never quite reaches the point that it seems to promise, it's a fine sound and a good collection from a fairly new band. ~ Adam Greenberg
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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released October 16, 2015 | Pianissimo Musik

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released September 8, 2008 | Ambroisie - naïve

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released January 6, 2011 | Zig-Zag Territoires

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released November 29, 2006 | Rym musique

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released March 12, 2009 | Zig-Zag Territoires

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released May 11, 2018 | Bayard Musique

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released January 1, 2000 | MLP

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released May 3, 2011 | ARC

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released March 4, 2011 | Ocora Radio-France