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Episode #2460

New Jewish Renaissance

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Monday, November 20, 2006

On this edition of New Sounds, listen to music from the new Jewish Renaissance, including works from klezmer-revival musicians like the Klezmatics, and Andy Statman along with radical Jewish music from John Zorn, and world fusion from Wally Brill and Atzilut. Wally Brill's CD The Covenant, reverently combines the sounds and spirit of Jewish incantations with modern ambient, dub, and other electronic music, and you can dance to it. Plus, Hebrew music traditions with Arab rhythms as played on western, African, and Indian instruments from the group Atzilut. Also, the Klezmatics pay tribute to the Yiddish musical legend and clarinet powerhouse Naftule Brandwein, and we hear the latest from talented instrumentalist, composer and bandleader Andy Statman.

PROGRAM # 2460 New Jewish Music (First aired on Mon. 10/3/05)

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Wally Brill The Covenant Kiddush Le-Shabbat [6:00] Six Degrees #314 524 422 ** www.sixdegreesrecords.com *
Atzilut The Fourth World – Planetary Jewish Music Baruch Eloheynu [6:00] Atzilut #13-1-13. www.atzilutmusic.com
Wally Brill The Covenant Secret of the Sabbath [6:00] See above.
The Klezmatics Rhythm & Jews Fun Tashlikh [5:00] Piranha #25**
www.piranha.de
The Klezmatics Rise Up/Shteyt Oyf Davenen [4:00] Rounder #3197 ** www.rounder.com
David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness Klezmer, NY The Streets of Klezmer, NY [5:30] Tzadik #7127 ** www.tzadik.com*
Andy Statman Avodas ha-Levi: archival recordings from the 1990s Modzitzer Deveykus Niggum [5:30] Tzadik #8101
www.tzadik.com*
John Zorn Masada Guitars Shevet [3:00] Bikkurim [3:00] Tzadik #7171** www.tzadik.com*

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