An ahead-of-its-time klezmer album will be performed live for the first time


March 10, 2023

Michael Winograd

(New York Jewish Week) - In 1955, a group of musicians gathered in a Manhattan recording studio and committed to tape 16 tunes. When the LP, "Tanz," was released the following year, it barely made a splash.

Over the years, however, the recording would gain a reputation as a landmark klezmer album, especially during the klezmer revival of the 1970s and '80s. Recorded by the klezmer virtuoso Dave Tarras and a handful of respected New York jazz players, including brothers Sam and Ray Musiker, the record was a groundbreaking mix of the traditional Eastern European Jewish dance music and a jazz and...

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