Klezmer music is the Balkans and blues, ancient Jewish culture, prayer and history, spirit and jazz-all mixed together. Good klezmer, and the music inspired by it, demands that one dance. (Source: www.klezmershack.com)
Mark Weinstein is a jazz flutist, arranger and composer who has taken his roots in this music along with other talented musicians, formed the Jewish Jazz Ensemble. This CD is rich in history, blended melodies and harmonies. "Frailach No. 4/Bulgar" features flute and guitar solos that invite you to dance. "Mayn Shetetele Belz/Glick," a slow, almost waltz-like song that evokes emotion, a sadness and yet it's soulful. "La Rosa/El Novio" and the title song, "Shifrz Tanzt/Kiever Sher" are wonderfully unique and blend the right amount of imagination not to be boring. This is a wonderful CD to enrich your education of world music.