Live in Florence

Description: 
If Ornette played a Jewish wedding...
Composers: 
Michael McLaughlin
David Harris
Performers: 
Eric Rosenthal
Naftule's Dream
Glenn Dickson
Michael McLaughlin
James Gray
Pete Fitzpatrick
David Harris
Catalog Number: 
#572
Genre: 
world
Jazz
Collection: 
jewish
accordion
music for dance
Americana
big band
Location: 

Boston, MA

UPC: 
726708657222
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Oct 25, 2002
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD
Live In FlorenceiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Free Klez, I-IV08:50$0.99
2.Aimless Path05:28$0.99
3.A Prayer for No One05:04$0.99
4.Industrial Bulgar06:12$0.99
5.Dirge Sirba05:17$0.99
6.The Sitting Man05:59$0.99
7.The Wanderer05:37$0.99
8.A Friend of Kafka04:44$0.99
9.Discord04:30$0.99

Live in Florence

One Sheet: 

Naftule’s Dream is one of the most amazing groups that you will ever hear. Based in Boston, the group emerged as a major force in the radical Jewish music movement out of New York City in the 1990s and continues to break new ground with its unique blend of modern classical, freely improvised rock fusion, and Jewish roots music. The six musicians weave fiery improvisation into complex arrangements in a style reminiscent of Charles Mingus and Henry Threadgill. The American Reporter describes their music as "what you might hear were Ornette Coleman to play a Jewish wedding."

Naftule’s Dream is a well-known player on the international circuit, with gigs including the Berlin Jazz Festival, Ashkenaz Festival of New Yiddish Culture in Toronto, Montreal Jazz Festival, Chicago World Music Festival, Bell-Atlantic Jazz Festival, New York Jazz Festival, as well as in clubs throughout the United States and Europe. With this new record "Live in Florence", we are privileged to hear what they themselves call their most memorable live performance ever.

Reviews: 

JAZZ TIMES

The most remarkably flexible band of musical renegades to come along since John Zorn's Naked City." - Bill MIlkowski

VILLAGE VOICE

"(They) stretch the limits of densely composed and then freely jammed-out music of deep emotional resonance. It©ˆs a crazy-ass circus one minute, a funeral procession another, and everything in between the rest of the time." - Richard Gehr

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

For those with klezmer allergies, have faith! This will heal you!…Parts of the music feature tunes you can sing along with, and other parts travel to heretofore unknown regions of outer jazzspace… This fine live performance most definitely sits atop the heap… - Nils Jacobson

BOSTON PHOENIX

"Think sophisticated little-big-band orchestrators like Charles Mingus and Carla Bley applying themselves to Jewish music."