Meet Me in the Old Marketplace

Frank London's A Night in the Old Marketplace is a "folk opera," a 90-minute musical re-imagining of I.L. Peretz's sprawling 1907 supernatural drama. The score mixes folk, jazz, classical, rock and world beats with a dose of Kurt Weill cabaret. Beware, the players are some of the most versatile musicians, whose credits include salsa, radical Jewish "downtown" jazz, punk, and thrash-klezmer bands. Then there are the vocalists Manu Narayan (star of Broadway's Bombay Dreams), Craig Wedren (of Shudder to Think), Irish singer Susan McKeown, pop geniuses They Might Be Giants, and The Klezmatics' Lorin Sklamberg, to name a few. We'll sample from the recording of "A Night in the Old Marketplace" on this edition of New Sounds.

PROGRAM #2777, Jewish Ghost Stories (First aired on Tuesday, 3-18-08)





Frank London

A Night in the Old Marketplace

The Bottom of the Well [2:30]
What Is Man’s Worth [1:00]
Madness [4:30]
Tale of the Drowned Klezmorim [2:30]
One Prayer, One Lullaby [2:30]
Forever Yours [3:30]
The Ten Faces of G-d [3:00]
A Tavern In Pinsk [1:00]

Soundbrush #1010***

The Klezmatics


Music from “A Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds” [19:00]

Xenophile #4050 Reissued on Rounder Records. Try*

Gary Lucas

NS Live, World Financial Center, 1-27-99

The Golem, excerpts [7:00]

Available on DVD,