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Review of Krakauer Trio, summer 1996, Seth Ragovoy for Berkshire, MA Eagle.
Review of Klezmatics album, Jews with Horns, 1996, on which Krakauer played.
Review of Kronos Quartet recording, The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, 1997 on which Krakauer is featured guest.
Review of Krakauer's recording of Messaien/Quartet for the End of Time (Akoka, 2014)
Reviews of David Krakauer solo albums on the KlezmerShack:
David Krakauer is also featured on Abraham Inc / Tweet Tweet (2011)
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tzadik, 1995 (TZ 7101)
61 E. Eighth St., Suite 126, New York, NY 10003
Like the Anthony Coleman album that follows this in this new series from tzadik, this album is more jazz than klez. Former-Klezmatics clarinetist Krakauer teams up with the group's drummer, David Licht, and Michael Alpert (Kapelye, Brave Old World) to push the jazz envelope a bit in a klez sort of way. Towards this end they have taken several klez standards (most often as heard on recordings by Naftule Brandwein) and "jazzified" them. The results aren't bad, although the clarinet playing is a bit more macho than I personally prefer. If nothing else, though, at least this feels both like klez and like jazz, and both are reasonably exciting--something I can't say about some earlier jazz/klez explorations.
Jazz fans might have more fun with this.
Reviewed by Ari Davidow, 7/8/95
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ken Emmer/Capital Equipment)
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