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Ehrlich, Marty & Netsky, Hankus: Fables (Tzadik)

NY multi-reed and wind player Marty Ehrlich joins forces with pianist and accordionist Hankus Netsky along with Jerome Harris and Marcus Rojas for an album at the nexus of Jazz and the Jewish tradition.

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product information:

UPC: 702397815525

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8155
Squidco Product Code: 13460

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded January 13-14, 2010 by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY. Edited by Michael Brorby. Mixed by Michael Brorby and Ned Rothenberg.


Marty Ehrlich-Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax

Marcus Rojas-Tuba

Jerome Harris-Acoustic Bass Guitar

Hankus Netsky-Piano, Accordion

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track listing:

1. Scroll No. 1 5:16

2. The Thimble and the Thread 3:28

3. Es Felt 6:13

4. Wednesday's Waltz 4:10

5. Rozo D'Shabbos 5:31

6. Scroll No. 2 4:35

7. The Mirror Waltz 3:39

8. The Lion's Tanz 3:40

9. I'm Growing Into My Hat 3:39

10. Scroll No. 3 5:23
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"Marty Ehrlich is one of jazz's most acclaimed contemporary multi-instrumentalists. Hankus Netsky is a renown Jewish klezmer and scholar, and founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Friends for decades, these two master musicians join forces for the first time in a fabulous program of original music that meets in the nexus of Jazz and the Jewish tradition. Exciting, touching and soulful, Fables is a real tour de force. One of jazz's greatest voices on the saxophone and one of the world's greatest experts on Jewish Music in a unique and exciting duo project!"-Tzadik

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"Marty Ehrlich is celebrating thirty-five years in the nexus of creative music centered in New York City. He began his musical career in St. Louis, Missouri, while in high school, performing and recording with the Human Arts Ensemble. He graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with honors in 1977, where his teachers included George Russell, Jaki Byard, Joseph Allard, and Gunther Schuller.

Since that time, he has made twenty-five recordings of his compositions for ensembles ranging in size from duo to jazz orchestra. These groups include his Emergency Peace Ensemble, Traveler's Tales Group, Rites Quartet, and the Marty Ehrlich Sextet. He has recorded a CD-length work for twenty-two musicians entitled The Long View, and has two acclaimed recordings in Tzadik's Radical Jewish Culture series. In 2013 he released "A Trumpet in the Morning", a large-ensemble recording of 5 long form compositions.

As a multi-instrumentalist passionate about improvisation and interpretation, he has performed with a who's who of contemporary composers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Ray Anderson, Steven Bernstein, Anthony Braxton, John Carter, Andrew Cyrille, Jack DeJohnette, Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, Peter Erskine, Michael Formanek, Don Grolnick, Chico Hamilton, Julius Hemphill, Andrew Hill, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Leroy Jenkins, Myra Melford, James Newton, Bobby Previte, David Schiff, Wadada Leo Smith, and John Zorn. He appears on more than 100 recordings with these and other composers.

Ehrlich has performed with the Chicago Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the New York City Opera, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, and other classical ensembles. He has worked with the Jose Limón and Bill T. Jones dance companies, among others. He is currently presenting a concert program for twelve musicians entitled "Julius Hemphill: A Composer Portrait." His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Composition, the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Residency at Harvard University, composition grants from Chamber Music America, the NEA, and NYFA, "Clarinetist of the Year" from the Jazz Journalist Association, and a Distinguished Alumni award from NEC. He is currently Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music at Hampshire College."

-Marty Ehrlich Website (

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