This nine piece klez funk rock jazz ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements combining West African influenced rhythms with Eastern European Klezmer melodies.
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Label: Afro Klezmer Music
Catalog ID: 4thWard
Squidco Product Code: 16959
Packaging: Digipack, not sealed
Recorded at Griffin Mastering, Atlanta, GA in November, 2008 and June, 2009 by Chris Griffin.
Jeff Crompton-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, marimba
Bill Nittler-baritone saxophone, clarinet, alto saxophone
Eric Fontaine-tenor saxophone
Ben Davis-tenor saxophone
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1. Yemenite Tanz 4:13
2. Oy Tate firm Mir tsu JoBerg 5:50
3. Fiddler Intro 0:07
4. Fiddler on the Roof 3:20
5. Die Silver Wedding Die 6:52
6. Abdul Intro 0:10
7. Abdul the Rabbi 3:28
8. Yesh Li Gan 5:55
9. Toco Hills Kiddush Club 2:45
10. Doina Blues 7:04
11. Der Stazi 3:54
12. Gracias 0:06
sample the album:
"Internationally acclaimed 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra a nine piece klez funk rock jazz ensemble performing original compositions and arrangements combining West African influenced rhythms with Eastern European Klezmer melodies. The 4th Ward A.K.O., boasts a roster of extraordinary, veteran Atlanta, talent. 4WAKO play the klezmer-music-Afro-Pop Mingus-Zappa-jazz. Fantastic funky jazz grooves, with the old school klezmer tunes .Abdul the Rabbi, the latest release from the 4th Ward A.K.O. features a range of eclectic styles, from Klezmer to jazz to funk, to rock. Voted Best Jazz Group by Creative Loafing , 4th Ward A.K.O., IS one of the best and most original bands performing today."-4th Ward
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