Album Remarks & Appraisals:
There is a very particular charm about klezmer music that cannot be found in other musical style. It's a kind of melancholic exuberance; at once happy and sad; klezmer sounds simultaneously like laughing and weeping. A musical genre in a constant state of evolution, klezmer escapes easy definition. This eclectic collection highlights the many forms of klezmer, from the more 'traditional' to those with a more modern touch, played by bands hailing from Poland, the UK, Germany, the Americas, Sweden and Denmark. Brief details of the collection's contents can be found in the accompanying booklet.
Liner Note Authors: Diz Heller; Chris Tomsett.