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4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra / Abdul The Rabbi
Album:Abdul The Rabbi Collection:Jazz
Artist:4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra Added:10/2012
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2012-10-14 Pull Date:2012-12-16 Charts:Jazz
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5.Fri, 14 Dec 12:Fo
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2012-10-04 
4TH WARD AFRO-KLEZMER ORCHESTRA: Abdul the Rabbi
self-released, 2012

WORLD-JAZZ – Neato! This tight, funky 9-piece outfit blends jazz, klezmer, afrobeat and rock into a unique stew. The early tracks are great fun, but later on it darkens. Wild horn solos throughout, lots of chugging grooves, and even a hiphop excursion in track 7.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 5, 10

1. 4:13 – low bubbling groove under traditional Jewish melody, some hot solos
2. 5:50 – very bouncy klezmer first 2:00, switches to a lazy sway with wild sax
4. 3:20 – “Fiddler on the Roof” played as funky strut; skronking horn breaks
5. 6:52 – relaxed, slinky brass band slides into surf music! fast klezmer ending
7. 3:28 – hip-hop! Cool circular horn riffs; political rapped vocal, abrupt ending
8. 5:55 – laid back layered horns, gradually rises into a slow-burning trudge
9. 2:45 – chugging klezmer-rock gets into crazy horn solos, stinging guitar
10. 7:04 – wailing clarinet intro; then a slow blues creep, stomps at the end
11. 3:54 – quiet intro; angular rock-based tune, swaggering second half

[ Fo ] - 4 October 2012

Track Listing
1.Yemenite Tanz 7.Abdul The Rabbi
2.Oy Tate Firn Mir Tsu Jo'berg 8.Yesh Li Gan
3.El Violinista (Intro) 9.Toco Hills Kiddush Club
4.Fiddler On The Roof 10.Doina Blues
5.Die Silver Wedding Die 11.Der Stasi
6.El Rabino (Intro) 12.Gracias