Klezmatics, The

Also known as Klezmatics
Members of Klezmatics, The: Alicia Svigals, Dave Lindsay (2), David Krakauer, David Licht, Frank London, Lisa Gutkin, Lorin Sklamberg, Margot Leverett, Matt Darriau, Paul Morrissett
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.klezmatics.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klezmatics

Discography of Klezmatics, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Jews With Horns 15 Audio 1994 Piranha
2 Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! 15 Audio 2002 Rounder Records
3 Tuml = Leben. The Best Of The First 20 Years 16 Audio 2008 Piranha
4 Shvaygn=Toyt 11 Audio 1989 Piranha
5 Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! 15 Audio 2003 Piranha
6 Brother Moses Smote The Water / Live In Berlin 11 Audio Piranha
7 Rhythm + Jews 16 Audio 1992 Flying Fish (2)
8 Wonder Wheel (Lyrics By Woody Guthrie) 16 Audio 2009 Music & Words
9 The Well 15 Audio 2001-10-09 Rounder Records
10 Shvaygn=Toyt (Heimatklänge Of The Lower East-Side) 11 Audio Piranha
11 Between Two Worlds - A Collection 23 Audio Aviv Productions
12 The Well 15 Audio 1998 Xenophile Records
13 Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah 12 Audio 2006-09-05 Jewish Music Group
14 Possessed 18 Audio 2002 Rounder Records
15 Live At Town Hall 35 Audio 2011-09-13 Klezmatics Disc
16 Jews With Horns 15 Audio 1994 Xenophile Records

The Klezmatics emerged from the multicultural churn of New York's East Village in the late '80s to become one of the leading standard bearers of the ongoing [i]klezmer[/i] revival. Legend has it that the band's founding members -- violinist Alicia Svigals, bassist Dave Lindsay, clarinetist Rob Chavez -- met in 1985 after reading an ad in the [i]Village Voice[/i] looking for anyone interested in playing klezmer. The threesome soon added veteran Klezmer trumpeter Frank London, singer Lorin Sklamberg and others and was soon putting an adventurous new, post-punk spin on traditional Yiddish music.

Current members:

- Frank London (trumpet/composer)

- David Licht (drums)

- Paul Morrissett (bass, tsimbl)

- Lorin Sklamberg (voice/accordion)

- Matt Darriau (wind instruments/composer)

- Lisa Gutkin (violin)

Former members:

- Alicia Svigals (violin)

- David Krakauer (clarinet)

- Margot Leverett (clarinet)

- Rob Chavez (clarinet)

- Dave Lindsay (bass)

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