CMJ (5/1/00, p.32) - "This wonderful compilation documents the history of klezmer music from scratchy recordings of the '20s all the way up to today's modern, rule-bending practioners such as the Klezmatics..."
Performers include: Dave Tarras, Abe Schwartz, Andy Statman, Naftule Brandweine, Klezmatics.
Liner Note Author: Henry Sapoznik.
This is the companion CD to the critically acclaimed book of the same title published by MacMillan which traces the development of Klezmer music through the 19th and 20th centuries. A fine collection of music was selected for this compilation, reflecting the development of the Klezmer style as a purely Eastern European Jewish form to a truly international style of music that absorbed the influence of jazz, pop music, and even punk. ~ Stacia Proefrock