Klezmer Podcast 127- Sasha Margolis

Klezmer From New York

Big Galut(e)

Big Galut(e)

Sasha Margolis

Sasha Margolis

Sasha Margolis is the Violinist of the band Big Galut(e) of New York City. They have released a self-titled debut album, consisting of traditional Klezmer tunes, along with some originals, including one of my new favorites The True Story Of Carmen, a Mickey Katz- inspired parody of the famous Opera. We get to hear the track Wallachian-Appalachian Scratchin’ from the album.

Run time: 25:13.

Klezmer Podcast 126- Alicia Svigals

Alicia Svigals Klezmer Violin

Alicia Svigals
Alicia Svigals

Alicia Svigals is a New York- based Violinist who has been a fixture in Jewish music since the early days of the Klezmer Revival. I met up with Alicia after her workshop/concert at the New York Klezmer Series, where she performed with Lauren Brody, Aaron Alexander, and Marty Confurious. We get to hear a new track, Simkhes Toyre, which she recorded with pianist Marilyn Lerner.

Run time: 18:26.

Klezmer Podcast 125- The Spike Orchestra

Radical Jewish Music

 

Ghetto

Ghetto

Eastmond
Eastmond

Sam Eastmond of The Spike Orchestra is a composer, arranger, and Trumpet player in London, UK. The latest album GHETTO is an exploration of WW II life in the Warsaw Ghetto, through a suite of pieces comprising a 20- piece big band, a 10- piece Spiketet, and a Trumpet/Voice duo. Eastmond describes the genre loosely as “Cartoon- Post-Bop Jazz and Klezmer music with a big band.” And that about sums it up. Enjoy our lively, wide-ranging discussion, and a fresh take on Jewish Music. We hear the full track Uprising, and a snippet of Child Smugglers from the album.

Run time: 1:02:19.

Klezmer Podcast 123- Litvakus

Klezmer From Belarus

Zisl Slepovich

Zisl Slepovitch

Raysn

Klezmer Podcast 123- Litvakus. This episode features an interview with Zisl Slepovitch of the new band Litvakus, from Brooklyn. They have just released their first album Raysn- The Music of Jewish Belarus. Zisl is a great musician, singer, musicologist, and Yiddishist. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, he brings the music of that region to New York, where he blends the traditional repertoire with his own original works. We hear the track Zisl’s Sher and Karahod from the album.

Run time: 30:15.

Klezmer Podcast 122- Zebrina

Klezmer Jazz From Canada

Zebrina

Zebrina

Zebrina

Zebrina

Jonathan Feldman

Jonathan Feldman

Klezmer Podcast 122- Jonathan Feldman. From Ashkenaz Festival, Jonathan Feldman and Zebrina performed music from their latest album Hamidbar Medaber. Here, Jonathan talks about the album and more about the band. We hear the track Higher Power.

Run time: 30:00.