Program #1942

Clarinetist David Krakauer is one of the world's leading exponents of Eastern European Jewish klezmer music, and his ensemble Klezmer Madness has been a regular fixture at Merkin Hall in New York. Another fixture at the hall is the New Sounds Live concert series, and combination of the two is the premise for this edition of New Sounds. We also sample live performances by Matt Darriau's Paradox Trio.

PROGRAM # 1942, from the New Sounds Live concerts (First aired on 7/27/01)





David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness

Live, Merkin Hall, 3/15/01

Klezmer A La Bechet [5:30]
Queen Of The Midnight Fax [8:30]
Solo/Serba [3:30]
Der Gasn Nign [5:30]

Krakauer's CDs Klezmer Madness and Klezmer, NY are on the Tzadik label** (; and the latest record, 12 Tribes, along with A New Hot One, are on the French Label Bleu** (distr. by Harmonia Mundi The first piece appears on Klezmer, NY; the last piece is on A New Hot One.

Matt Darriau's Paradox Trio

Live, Merkin Hall, 3/15/01

Gaida/New Cocek [12:30]

Arabesque [7:30]

The group's CDs include Source, Flying At A Slant, and Paradox Trio. All are on Knitting Factory Works, available in stores** or through

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page