• CD Title: Klezmer
• Artist(s): From Both Ends of the Earth
• CD Code: EUCD2034
• Tracks: 10
• Playing Time: 42:36 min
• Booklet Info in: English, German, Spanish (plus English translations of the Yiddish lyrics.)
From Both Ends of the Earth play music from the past, with their hearts, and transform the infinitely rich traditional klezmer music into music for today, thrilling, rhythmic, vibrant and timeless.
From Both Ends of the Earth began as a trio with three of Canada's finest musicians meeting in a cross-genre project: folk musician and banjo/string master Daniel Koulack from the Klezmer group Finjan on bass; jazz pianist, composer and New Music performer Marilyn Lerner; and Russian émigré jazz and classical saxophonist Sasha Boychouk on clarinet, sax and sopilka [an Ukrainian flute made of willow or hazel wood, about 30-40 cm long (11-18 inches), with six finger holes. The flute comes in various sizes and tunings.]
This group was formed with an interest in interpretations of traditional Yiddish and Ukrainian music in a modern light. After a series of highly successful concerts in Winnipeg, the group expanded to include vocalist David Wall (formerly of the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) and percussionist Rick Lazar, both of whom are well versed in both Yiddish and contemporary music.
This new collaborative project combines the rich and varied musical backgrounds of all these musicians: jazz, folk, R&B, Klezmer and Ukrainian. The group's goal is to find personal expression through the music of their forebears, bringing all they know as musicians to this traditional music, to re-discover the spirit of the music and to create, not re-create.
From Both Ends of the Earth
1. Dem Bal Shem Tovs Zemerl - 4:45 The Baal Shem Tov's Song / Das Lied von Baal Shem Tov / La canción de Baal Shem Tov
2. Mayn Rue Platz - 5:00 My Resting Place / Mein Ruheplatz / Mi lugar de descanso
3. Unfinished Stories - 4:10 Unabgeschlossene Geschichten / Historias inacabadas
4. Dos Lidsun der Ayznban - 3:09 The Train / Der Zug / El tren
5. In Mayn Garten - 2:54 In My Garden / In meinem Garten / En mi jardín
6. Khosidl - 6:33
7. The Chess Tune - 2:58 Die Schachmelodie / La canción del ajedrez
8. Hanerous Hallelujah/Fun Beyde Ekn Velt - 5:27 Both Ends of the Earth / Beide Enden der Welt / Ambos extremos de la Tierra
9. Xostropetz - 3:20 Dance of the Wise Man / Tanz des weisen Mannes / Danza del hombre sabio
10. Di Tsukunft - 4:20 The Future / Die Zukunft / El futuro