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Bagels & Hot Freilachs

by Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band

From the boisterous dance tunes of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Hungrary to the haunting melodies and exotic Sephardic rhythms of Spain, hot Klezmer and Polkas. This album brings to life the sounds that have characterized Jewish celebration
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1. Bagel World Freilach
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2. Sadegurer Khusedl - Chassidic
2:31 $0.99
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3. Hopkele
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4. Romanian Hora & Bulgar
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5. Blondie Klez Polka
2:30 $0.99
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6. 7-40 Russian Freilach
4:15 $0.99
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7. Chanukah Chag Ya'fe Polka
2:48 $0.99
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8. Budapest Czardas
2:33 $0.99
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9. Romania - Romania
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10. Expectation Waltz
2:41 $0.99
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11. Just Because Polka
2:28 $0.99
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12. Firn Di Mekhutonim Anheim
2:23 $0.99
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13. Sephardic Medley
3:38 $0.99
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14. Tzena Tzena - Der Nayer Sher
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15. Shlom'ke Meets Nift'y
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16. Ukranian Cakewalk
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sounds of wailing clarinet, boisterous accordion, and sultry saxophone will get you in a festive mood. The Odessa Klezmer Band features a large variety of freilachs (Yiddish dance tunes) from their new CD. Showcasing accordion, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, electronic bouzouki, Klezmer-style clarinetist, flute, violin, and drums, and includes an eclectic mix of rollicking dance tunes. It also features central Jersey vocalist, Miriam Libove, singing traditional songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino, a language derived from Medieval Spanish with Hebrew influences.

Klezmer music, sometimes described as “Jewish Jazz,” originates from the Yiddish word, klezmorim, which refers to Eastern European musicians who played at weddings and other festive occasions in the late 1800s. The style evolved in the United States in the early 1920s as Eastern European immigrants brought their traditional melodies to the U.S. and combined them with the influences of American jazz music. The genre had a revival in the 1970s, and continues to evolve as it incorporates modern sounds into the traditional music.

The Odessa Klezmer Band, led by NJ-native Ed Goldberg, embraces the traditional Eastern European melodies, but often expands into other kinds of international music including Ladino (a combination of Hebrew and Spanish), and even American polka tunes. The album Bagels & Hot Frailachs features a variety of dance tunes or freilachs, as well as Sephardic melodies originating from Spain, Portugal, North Africa, and the Middles East such as (Sephardic Medley):Cuando El Rey Nimrod and Los Bilbilicos.

The album contains an internationally diverse style of music shaped from a variety of countries – including Poland, Rumania, Germany, Ukraine, Spain, Hungary, Israel, Russia, and Big Band Swing – to fit traditional Klezmer style.

Check out the drive of the Freilachs, Bulgars, & and the Budapest Czardas. A beautiful rendition of the Polish/Russian/Jewish waltz Expectation. The quintessential Klezmer groove on Chassidic Khusedl “Sadegurer” whose melody would not leave your head. The simple Klezmer clarinet on Firn Di Mekhutonim, accompanied only by guitar, percussion, and cello.

The vocals of Miriam Libove puts the album over the top, and Ed Goldberg is the soul of the group, providing arrangements, as well as performing on Accordion, Piano, Bass, Electronic Bouzouki (Yes!), and Vocals.

The Odessa Klezmer Band creates and re-creates some of the classic klezmer pieces of all time. Our vocal version of Rumania would make Aaron Lebedeff proud, and Ziggy Elman's "And the Angels Sing / Der Shtiller Bulgar" is a fresh new version of that great classic. The arrangements of each song don’t stray far from the traditional sounds of Klezmer. Horns, accordion, and percussion all in sync.

The band received the Just Plain Folks second place winner International Award for Best Klezmer Album: “Who Stole the Kishka?!”. JPF is a community of more than 51,500 songwriters, recording artists and music industry professionals that provides a network of cooperation and inclusion for musicians. This is the World’s Largest Music Awards, ever.

Sit back and enjoy the "Bagels & Hot Freilachs" CD – Feel the energy, you’ll love it

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