San Francisco Klezmer Experien / Harbst
Album: Harbst   Collection:World
Artist:San Francisco Klezmer Experien   Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-04-03 Pull Date: 2005-06-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 29 May 22 Apr 24 Apr 10
Airplays: 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 18, 2007: the jewish alternative
Oy Tate
4. Oct 21, 2005: the jewish alternative
2. Jun 07, 2006: the evils twins
A Horkisher Nign
5. Sep 07, 2005: the jewish alternative
Oy S'iz Git
3. Dec 09, 2005: the jewish alternative
Oy Tate
6. Aug 24, 2005: the jewish alternative
Oy Tate

Album Review
Micha S
Reviewed 2005-03-29
Jazz-Klezmer-cabaret fusion. Sax, violin, clarinet, accordion, trumpets, horn, trombone, male and female voices. Does not sound as artificial as one might fear. The different styles are fused to form something quite different altogether with darker tones in some tracks. Mostly original compositions. Good musicianship. Male singer that sounds like a combination of a cantor and a bariton Al Gereau. The female singer has a more traditional Yiddish sound.

1) Jazzy male voice and sax impros.
2) A short accordion intro for the next track.
3) A dark song sung in Yiddish by both the male and female singers.
*4) Starts as a more traditional Klezmer music piece with some nice jazzy sax and trombone solos coming later. Even later, a male voice sings a prayer with jazz drums in the background.
5) Traditional Yiddish song with female vox and clarinet.
6) Starts with a drum and a female voice talking. Theatrical. Then she sings.
*7) A bolero for a violin, clarinet, trumpet and trombone. From Tango to Klezmer.
8) Lyrics: Genesis. Prayer-like male singing leading to darabukkah and some Arab influences.
9) Female voice in yiddish, accordion and trombone.
**10) A beautiful slow and charged violin solo, leading to the next track.
**11) Starts slow and gradually picks up speed to become much, much faster, with horns joining in.
12) A Yiddish theatre song. Female voice.
13) A cheerful Yiddish song. Female voice with male background

Track Listing
1. Klezville   7. A Horkisher Nign
2. Accordion Farshpil   8. Our Father's Children
3. Harbst   9. In Torbe Funem Vint
4. Oy Tate   10. Schwartz Doina
5. Hulye Kabtsn   11. Al's Dances
6. Der Gasnpoyker   12. Oy S'iz Git
  13. Yom-Pom-Pom