Wednesday, March 27, 2013

More Crossover Klezmer

For no particular reason except that it's fun, here's a bit more on klezmer crossover.  Start here:



That's "Der Shtiller Bulgar," recorded at last year's blogapalooza in Palo Alto a concert of the Abe Schwartz Band in New York City in 1918, and if you hear the strains of the Benny Goodman orchestra here, you are not wrong. Trumpeter Ziggy Elman massaged it into "We Meet and the Angels Sing," made famous by Elman and later by Eydie Gorme (here's an Eydie rendition with some lovely nostalgia shots of old New York).
For comparison, take a listen to the first bars of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and tell me you can't hear the klezmer echoes:



Finally, for those who said it couldn't be done--klezmer bluegrass:


6 comments:

Larry, The Barefoot Bum said...

You're a definitely a piece of work, Buce.

Buce said...

Flatterer.

Larry, The Barefoot Bum said...

Tsk. That's shameless flatterer to you.

marcel said...

And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6WDeiTubcY

Taxmom said...

Younger kid and I had the chance about a year ago to see the Michael Winograd Trio when they came through our area. AMAZING. MW let my kid (then 14) hold and examine his custom made clarinet in the key of 'c', I was terrified kid was going to drop it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aazAZLZCPKM

A Japanese Qing Dong klezmer version of the Internationale.