Album Remarks & Appraisals:
"On this CD, Perlman has collaborated with some of the best exponents of the Klezmer form--the excellent Klezmatics who add a modern jazz approach and the more traditional Brave Old World, redolent of paprika and strong coffee. Perlman is totally within style, part of the band, part of the party." ***** -Classic CD
IN THE FIDDLER'S HOUSE features Itzhak Perlman sitting in with four klezmer groups.
Personnel: Itzhak Perlman (fiddle); Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra, Brave Old World, The Klezmatics, The Klezmer Conservatory Band.
The Klezmatics include: Alicia Svigals (violin); David Krakauer (clarinet).
Personnel: Itzhak Perlman (vocals, violin); Alicia Svigals, Michael Alpert (vocals, violin); Lorin Sklamberg (vocals, accordion, piano); David Krakauer (vocals, clarinet, bass clarinet); Frank London (vocals, trumpet, piano, keyboards); Judy Bressler (vocals, tambourine); Paul Morrissett (vocals); Jeff Warschauer (banjo, mandolin); Kurt Bjorling (cimbalom, clarinet); Stuart Brotman (cimbalom); Andy Statman (mandolin, clarinet); Mimi Rabson (violin); Robin Miller (flute, piccolo); Hankus Netsky (accordion, alto saxophone); Alan Bern (accordion, piano); Ilene Stahl (clarinet); Gary Bohan (cornet); Mark Hamilton (trombone); Javier Perez-Saco (piano); Grant Smith , David Licht (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Michael Alpert.
Recording information: Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Directors: Hankus Netsky; Alan Bern; Michael Alpert.
Photographer: Daniel Root.
In the Fiddler's House is a collection of traditional klezmer music performed by the acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman. Perlman captures the careening, infectious spirit of klezmer with style and grace, making In the Fiddler's House an intoxicating listen. ~ David Jehnzen