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by Dan McClenaghan
A Taste of Paradise opens with one of those freewheeling, madcap klezmer tunes, full of whimsey and near-daft musical energy, a swirling break-neck mix of rollicking piano and and loose-jointed horns. Sarba Miracinae" is The Klezmer Conservatory Band's version – learned from a 1938 recording – of Alexander Olshanetsky's New York based orchestra's take on the tune.This is klezmer, the Jewish music rooted in Eastern Europe and transplanted, in the last part of the 19th and early part ...read more