Klezmer Podcast 105- Shir. My interview guest on this episode is Ivor Goldberg of the band Shir, based in london, UK. Shir have released three albums, play in Klezmer, Israeli, and Sephardic styles, and sing in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. We hear two tracks, Shecharchoret and Silver Wedding, both from the album Ashk’farad.
Run time: 32:33.
Klezmer Podcast 104- Daphna Sadeh. On this episode of the podcast my guest is Daphna Sadeh. Daphna is a musician and composer originally from Israel, and now living in the UK. We discuss her most recent work, Born In Parallel, a four- movement piece combining elements of Middle Eastern, Jazz, and Baroque Classical styles. We also hear the track Gulliver In Jerusalem from the album Reconciliation by her group Daphna Sadeh & the Voyagers.
Klezmer Podcast 103- Klezmer Kollectiv. Among the new crop of Klezmer bands in the UK is Klezmer Kollectiv. They’ve been spreading the joy to young audiences in clubs around the London area, and have garnered a loyal following. I met up with three of the band members: Adam Cross-Clarinet; Jacob Shaw-Sax; James Hulme-Cajon. We hear the track Uberklez from the album Live at Green Note. This interview was recorded on 17 February 2013.
Run time: 28:16.
Klezmer Podcast 102- Zebrina. This episode features an interview with Jonathan Feldman, leader of Zebrina, a Toronto-based Klezmer/Jazz fusion band. Jonathan explains his Jazz roots and how he came to Klezmer through his association with John Zorn. The Jazz is straight-ahead, and be sure to check out Jonathan playing the Rhodes keyboard. Zebrina’s latest album is Trail Of The Hunter-Gatherers, and we hear the track Garden of Jah from the album. The interview was recorded on 14 February 2013.
Run time: 28:37.
Jonathan Kay – clarinet & saxophone
Joel Schwartz – guitar & madolin
Bret Higgins – bass
Colin Kingsmore – drums
Max Senitt – percussion
Jon Feldman – keyboards
Klezmer Podcast 101- Jenni Alpert. On this episode we take a break from the Klezmer scene and go in a new direction, with Pop singer/songwriter Jenni Alpert. A Los Angeles native, Alpert has been writing her own material for quite some time. She has a smooth sound with a touch of jazz. The interview was recorded on 12 February 2013 after her performance. We hear the track Heaven from her album Take It All.
Run time: 22:08