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A Night in the Old Marketplace

by Frank London

This brilliant theatrical score mixes Jewish, jazz and world beats and an eclectic collection of singers from NY's underground scene, to Celtic legend Susan McKeown and They Might be Giants.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Bottom of the Well
2:38 album only
2. What is Man's Worth
0:55 album only
3. Nosn's Vision
2:41 album only
4. Madness
4:33 album only
5. The Tale of the Drowned Klezmorim
2:32 album only
6. A Word
1:33 album only
7. One Prayer/ One Lullaby
2:43 album only
8. Forever yours
3:20 album only
9. Meet Me in the Old Marketplace
2:48 album only
10. The Ten Faces of G-d
2:55 album only
11. The Saga of the Singers of Brod
2:28 album only
12. Call It Disappointing
1:50 album only
13. I'll Make Such Wonders
5:28 album only
14. Canon of the Dead
4:08 album only
15. It Doesn't Matter
3:25 album only
16. Is There Room on Earth?
2:35 album only
17. Desire It
2:22 album only
18. God's Reply to Job
3:14 album only
19. Perhaps I Went Too Far
2:35 album only
20. All is Vanity
1:07 album only
21. A Tavern in Pinsk
0:54 album only


Album Notes
A NIGHT IN THE OLD MARKETPLACE is a collection of 21 songs by Klezmer giant Frank London with lyrics by Glen Berger. Performed by an array of stars including Manu Narayan, Lorin Sklamberg, They Might be Giants, Susan McKeown, and Craig Weddron, this extraordinary score mixes Jewish, jazz and world beats. London helped transform Jewish music through his work with The Klezmatics, the Hasidic New Wave, and his Klezmer Brass Allstars. Now he takes Klezmer solidly into the 21st century with this boldly original music created for Alexandra Aron's theatrical adapation of I.L. Peretz's Yiddish play.

The Klezmatics released the 2007 GRAMMY WINNING "Wonder Wheel" and "Happy Joyous Hanukah" set to Woody Guthrie poems. Latest recordings include Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars' "Carnival Conspiracy" which won a German Critics' Award, his soundtrack to Pearl Gluck's film "Divan", his solo recordings of cantorial music, "Hazonos", Hasidic New Wave's Belly of Abraham, and solo CDs Invocations and Scientist at Work. Featured on over 200 recordings, he has performed and recorded with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Tormé, Itzhak Perlman, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Gal Costa, Mark Ribot and Jane Siberry and on HBO's Sex and the City.

In addition to the aftermentioned bands he has founded, London has composed the musical Green Violin (winner, Barrymore Award 2003), the Jewish folk-opera A Night in the Old Marketplace (winner, Frederick Loewe award), the song-cycle An Alphabet in the Sky, Tony Kushner's A Dybbuk, John Sayles' The Brother from Another Planet, Pilobolus Dance Theater's Davenen, Pearl Gluck's Divan (Winner, Best Soundtrack, Monaco Film Festival),and Great Small Works' Memoirs of Glikl of Hameln.

Mr. London's film scores include music for The Shvitz, John Sayles' the Brother from Another Planet and Hombres Armados, Yvonne Rainer's MURDER and murder, A Brother's Kiss, The Debt, and many others. In addition to Pilobolus Dance Theater, he has composed dance scores for Yoshiko Chuma, Min Tanaka, Tamar Rogoff, Elisa Monte and more. Musicologist Joel Ruben called him the person most responsible for pushing the Klezmer revival in the world beat and fusion with rock and jazz, and Harvey Pekar said "London is a passionate intelligent soloist, one of the best jazz trumpeters to emerge since 1980".



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toby dubov

hauntingly beautiful, troubled, bitter sweet
I was enchanted with how beautifully they captured the sense of Peretz.
It was so wonderfully Jewish.