Sukke / Introducing Sukke
Album: Introducing Sukke   Collection:World
Artist:Sukke   Added:May 2004
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-09 Pull Date: 2004-10-10 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 01, 2006: the jewish alternative
Der Khusid in Pariz
4. Jul 28, 2006: the jewish alternative
Freylekh Squared
2. Nov 17, 2006: the jewish alternative
Boibriker Suite
5. Jul 07, 2006: the jewish alternative
Freylekh Squared
3. Oct 13, 2006: the jewish alternative
Mikhl Fiat S'assoir La Marie
6. May 12, 2006: the jewish alternative
Der Khusid in Pariz

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-15
Germany-based klezmer supergroup performs standards, some Eastern European rarities, and original compositions. This is pretty mainstream klezmer stuff. Starting with that expectation, it’s easy to enjoy the friendly melodies, sparse arrangements (bass, accordion, clarinet, occasional singing), and jumping tempos. It helps to understand Yiddish but the music is quite pleasant enough even if you don’t.

1. Gay tempo and melody
2. Sing-song melody
3. That strange bittersweet tone that clarinets and accordions together can impart is heaped on here
4. Ode to the celebratory air of Paris (as opposed to that of Poland), where every day is a Festival of the Rejoicing of the Law; appropriately, a dance tune is incorporated
5. Part of a wedding ceremony, one of the more somber parts
6. A suite that starts a little tartly, with a catchy but sad clarinet line; then, things pick up into a what sounds like a (very much) modified adaptation of Hava Nagila; finally, the trio settles back to a more upbeat take on the first theme; good stuff
7. Bass (bowed) takes the lead in a dark mood
8. Roots klezmer
9. Accordion dirge
10. Light-stepping midtempo dance tune
11. Gorgeous dark bass with the merest hint of accordion
12. Two midtempo dance tunes in a medley
13. Slow, deliberate rhythm on accordion as clarinet wanders around the room
14. Staccato acoustic guitar that wouldn’t be out of place at Djangofest under a rueful/hopeful vocal that suddenly turns into a large chorus on the last two lines
15. Comic play on words (albeit in Yiddish) over a laid-back guitar

Track Listing
1. Beygele   8. Yikhes
2. Santa Klog   9. Khsidishe Nigunim, 2TER Teyl
3. Shtibi Nign   10. Nokh Der Havdoleh
4. In Frankraykh   11. Reyzl's Lid
5. Mikhl Fiat S'assoir La Marie   12. Freylekh Squared
6. Boibriker Suite   13. Dobranoc
7. Der Khusid in Pariz   14. Tsurik Aheym
  15. A Meydl Like a Tsimmes