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Brass Fabulous

by Jason Rosenblatt & Orkestra Severni

Released 2017
Jason Rosenblatt
Released 2017
Jason Rosenblatt
A simmering blend of all-original compositions for brass band performed in the Eastern European tradition.
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Orkestra Severni (Northern Orkestra) burns through an unrelenting play list of the most heart-pounding, foot-stomping brass band music that Eastern Europe has to offer. And, it does so with both authenticity and vivacity. Orkestra Severni was founded in 2009 by trombonist Rachel Lemisch, scion of the Lemisch Klezmer dynasty of Iasi, Romanian, together with musicians who share an affinity for the high-energy brass band repertoire of the Klezmer, Moldavian and Serbian traditions. For several years now, …
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Eastern Hora

by Shtreiml

Released 2014
Released 2014
All original music firmly rooted in the Jewish and Turkish traditions, but brimming with roots-rock sensibilities and dexterous improvisational know-how. Featuring fleet-fingered oud playing and fiery harmonica brilliance.
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"Eastern Hora" is the fourth album by Montreal-based Shtreiml. Spearheaded by composer and producer Jason Rosenblatt, one of the world's premier harmonica players, Shtreiml's "Eastern Hora" is a compelling album of all-original music firmly rooted in the Jewish and Ottoman traditions, but brimming with hard-rock sensibilities and dextrous improvisational know-how. Visions of the Bosphorus abound as master of the oud, Ismail Hakki Fencioglu, weaves his sultry and brilliant magic from track to track, while the …
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Spicy Paprikash

by Shtreiml

Released 2004
Released 2004
New Jewish and Klezmer Music with flavours of Romania and America, featuring the diatonic harmonica.
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The twelve tracks of Spicy Paprikash, Shtreiml's second album, not only demonstrate the band's diverse repertoire, but it's ability to effortlessly shift between the sounds of modern American klezmer music and that of traditional Eastern-European folk music. With instrumentation that includes the distinctly funky sound of blues harp, Fender Rhodes and Hammond B3, the album also pays homage to the folk roots of Jewish music, courtesy of guest performances by Moldavian cimbalom player Nicolae Margineanu, …
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