Friday, January 6, 2012

Dave Tarras and the Musiker Brothers, "Tanz!", A Klezmer Classic from 1955

Dave Tarras, one of the Klezmer clarinet immortals, cut a disk of updated arrangements in 1955, Tanz!, which fell flat sales-wise at the time but has wisely been reissued on CD (Epic Legacy 86320).

It's Dave and his (presumably) working ensemble, doing classical Yiddish Klez, with the accent on Dave's beautiful and lively clarinet work.

That's what it is; that's great; that will not disappoint you if you know what Dave was all about; and for those who like to take chances and don't know what this could be, give it a shot. I think you'll be very pleased if you let the music work its way into your world.

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