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Shirim Klezmer Orchestra / Mayse/Tales
Album:Mayse/Tales Collection:World
Artist:Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Added:04/2007
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2007-04-29 Pull Date:2007-07-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:1 Jul17 Jun3 Jun20 May13 May6 May
Airplays:212221

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Album Review
MichaS
Reviewed 2007-04-30 
Fun and happy Klezmer music. Immigrant songs. Mostly instrumental, with a dominant clarinet and brass section. At the junction of Klezmer and Serbian gypsy music, with lots of bits recorded at real weddings. Fast, cheerful and uplifting. Play it!
1. Intro. Immigrants’ first impressions of America, plus boat sounds.
*2. Weeping clarinet turns into an exuberant piece.
**3. A lone clarinet and some percussion begin. Some sort of snorkel sound effects at the background. Tuba and the rest join and pace accelerates. Nice.
4. Fast accordion and brass. Then, clarinet.
*5. Mid-tempo yet bouncy. Ellis Island reception sound effects at the beginning.
**6. Wedding music. Starts with a big hall sound, singing in Russian accompanied by piano, and then the wedding music begins with male voices and clarinet.
*7. Conversations of old NY jews at a wedding. Klezmer music at the background.
**8. A Yiddish nigun (tune). Warm clarinet and cool trombone. Nice banjo improvisations.
**9. Slow and introspective piano. Like a Yiddish Keith Jarrett. Nice trombone playing.
10. Immigrant market sounds, a mid-tempo clarinet and male voices shouting Tchatchkes (trinkets/girls).
11. A sort of jazzy/mid-eastern drum and jazzy/Klezmer clarinet and accordion.
12. Fast Klezmer music. Dominant clarinet.
13. Mid-tempo to fast. Trombone and piano. Old man singing a fast Yiddish song at the end. Cute.

Track Listing
1.Intro 7.Soundscape 2
2.Legedig Naftule Bulgar 8.Yontov
3.Kolomeyka 9.Dobriden
4.Serba Romaniaska 10.Tchatchikes
5.Skocne 11.Yiddish Blues
6.Grandfather And Grandmother/Odessa Bulgarish 12.Honga Bucarest
 13.Galitsianer Tantz