Is Pleased To Announce
A CD Release Celebration For
Frank London's A Night In The Old Marketplace"
Ron Caswell, tuba. bass
Brandon Seabrook guitar, banjo, mandolin
Art Bailey keyboards, accordion
Aaron Alexander, drums
And vocalists... La Tanya Hall, Manu Narayan (star of Broadway's Bombay Dreams), Craig Wedren (from Shudder to Think), The Klezmatic's Lorin Sklamberg and many others featured on the recording,
CD Release Celebration for
A Night In The Old Marketplace"
New Soundbrush CD In Stores April 3, 2007
Monday, March 26th 8pm
Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow St.
(corner of 7th Ave. South)
Telecharge Website or by phone inside the NY metro area at (212) 239-6200 and outside the NY metro area at 1 (800) 432-7250.
Soundbrush Records presents A NIGHT IN THE OLD MARKETPLACE by Jewish music giant Frank London with lyrics by acclaimed playwright Glen Berger.Inspired by the legendary 1907 Yiddish play by I.L.Peretz, this extraordinary score mixes Jewish, jazz, classical, rock and world beats with a dose of Kurt Weill and Tom Waits. This collection of 21songs is performed by an array of stars including Manu Narayan (lead of Broadway's Bombay Dreams), the Klezmatics' Lorin Sklamberg, pop legends They Might be Giants, Celtic singer Susan McKeown, and Craig Wedren, leader of the cult rock group Shudder to Think.
The Night in the Old Marketplace band features the hottest, most versatile and exciting players on the new Jewish music scene: Aaron Alexander (drums),Ron Caswell (tuba),Art Bailey (accordion/piano) and Brandon Seabrook (guitar).London helped transform Jewish music through his work with The Klezmatics, the Hasidic New Wave, and his Klezmer Brass Allstars. Now he takes klezmer and Yiddish theater music solidly into the 21st century with this boldly original project.
Illustrated CD booklet includes lyrics.
Frank London BIO
In addition to the aftermentioned bands he has founded, London has composed the musical Green Violin (winner, Barrymore Award 2003), the Jewish folk-opera A Night in the Old Marketplace (winner, Frederick Loewe award), the song-cycle An Alphabet in the Sky, Tony Kushner's A Dybbuk, John Sayles' The Brother from Another Planet, Pilobolus Dance Theater's Davenen, Pearl Gluck's Divan (Winner, Best Soundtrack, Monaco Film Festival),and Great Small Works' Memoirs of Glikl of Hameln.
The Klezmatics releaseded their settings of Woody Guthrie poems on two CDS, the Grammy - nominated Wonder Wheel" and Happy Joyous Hanukah" to ecstatic press and sold out theaters this winter. His latest recordings include Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars' Carnival Conspiracy" which won a German Critics' Award and was listed in Rolling Stone's Top CDs of 2007, his soundtrack to Pearl Gluck's film Divan", his solo recordings of cantorial music, Hazonos", Hasidic New Wave's Belly of Abraham, and solo CDs Invocations and Scientist at Work. Featured on over 200 recordings, he has performed and recorded with Allen Toussaint, John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torm, Itzhak Perlman, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Gal Costa, Mark Ribot and Jane Siberry and on HBO's Sex and the City.
Mr. London's film scores include music for The Shvitz, John Sayles' the Brother from Another Planet and Hombres Armados, Yvonne Rainer's MURDER and murder, A Brother's Kiss, The Debt, and many others. In addition to Pilobolus Dance Theater, he has composed dance scores for Yoshiko Chuma, Min Tanaka, Tamar Rogoff, Elisa Monte and more. Musicologist Joel Ruben called him the person most responsible for pushing the Klezmer revival in the world beat and fusion with rock and jazz, and Harvey Pekar said London is a passionate intelligent soloist, one of the best jazz trumpeters to emerge since 1980"
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS:
The Night in the Old Marketplace band features the hottest, most versatile and exciting players on the new Jewish music scene. Drummer Aaron Alexander released his thrash punk Jewish Jazz recording Midrash Mish Mosh on Tzadik records, and isLondon's bandmate in the Hasidic New Wave and the Klezmer Brass Allstars. Ron Caswell is tuba player for everyone in New York City, playing at Lincoln Center and in Balkan (Romashka), rock (The Knobs), klezmer (Kleztrophbix) and other groups. Art Bailey and Brandon Seabrook are both alumni of the Klezmer Conservatory Band (as is London). Bailey leads his Orkestra Popilar and is a salsa and jazz virtuoso. Seabrook is the hottest guitarist on the scene, toured and recorded with Paul Brody's Sadawi and the Klezmer Conservatory Band, influenced by John Bonham, Morton Feldman, Bjork and The Minutemen.
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