Balkan-Klezmer Connections

On this New Sounds, hear music from a Southeast European-style supergroup called the Balkan playboys, along with a Klezmer record from Yale Strom and his band Hot Pastrami. When both Balkan and Klezmer music are heard together, it’s a bit easier to perceive the deep connections between the two different styles. Also, there’s music from Boris Kovac & La Danza Apocalypsa Balcanica as well as a tune featuring the famed Kocani Orkestar of Macedonia. Plus, music from guitarists Bill Frisell and Jon Madof from the radical Jewish Music series on the Tzadik label.

PROGRAM #2184 New Releases, July 2003 / The Balkan-Klezmer Connection
(First aired Thurs., 7-31-03)





Nigel Kennedy & Kroke

East Meets East

Time 4 Time [4:30]

EMI #57512***

Boris Kovac & La Danza Apocalypsa Balcanica

Ballads At The End Of Time

Damar Of Istanbul [6:30]


Yale Strom

Klezmer - Café jew zoo

The Bonesetter's Last Dance [7:00]

Naxos World #76026*

Jon Madof


Fel Shara/ Üsküdar [4:30]

Tzadik #7178**

Balkan Playboys


Kyatchekatz [5:30]

Dunya #fy8064

"King" Naat Velior & The Original Kocani Orkestar

Gypsy Folies

Se Habla Español [4:30]

Dunya #8063

Nigel Kennedy & Kroke

East Meets East

Kukush [4:30]

See above.

John Zorn

Masada Guitars (Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Tim Sparks)

Frisell: Bikkurim [3:00]
Sparks: Ravayah [4:00]

Tzadik #7171**

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