151

Shtreiml: Spicy Paprikash

Elliott Simon By

Sign in to view read count
Shtreiml: Spicy Paprikash Shtreiml?s sophomore effort is a deliciously seasoned stew that combines blues/rock arrangements of klezmer standards with newly composed music that hearkens back to traditional styles. Partaking in this enjoyable mix, you quickly realize that the main ingredient in each serving is a healthy dose of fun. The addition of brass, cimbalom and some kishka circuit Hammond B3 to the standard Shtreiml lineup, fronted by Jason Rosenblatt?s hot Hebrew Hohner harpin?, does much to expand the band?s bluesy take on klezmer.

They cut loose on ?Galitzianer Tantz,? with its Bo Diddley beat hurtling Rosenblatt?s harp and Josh Dolgin?s accordion forward to turn the Shloimke Beckerman classic into a fiery blues rocker. It is in these surroundings that Shtreiml excels, as they bring a hard edge to time-honored tunes. The whimsical ?Halevai? is a fun filled romp as the trumpet and vocals of Susan Watts cross with Dolgin?s scat singing; while ?Nign? has Rosenblatt using his diatonic to express both the sorrow and joy inherent in its musical phrases.

Rachel Lemisch adds her trombone?s tasteful tone to a reworking of the Mickey Katz classic ?Trombonic Tantz.? This offering also features Madelien Verheij's swing violin calling forth the ghost of Stephane Grappelli, before Ariel Harrod?s bass moves it into a club arrangement emceed by Dolgin. "Rachel's Hora" again has Lemisch front and center adding beautiful coloration to her own special dance. Nicolae Margineanu plays an upbeat cimbalom on the title track that sets up some interesting harmonica harmonics before he reels off a country banjo opener, a la Earl Scruggs, on ?Gas Nign? to turn it into a Jewgrass hoe down.

?Hora Ca Din Caval? moves to breakneck speed as accordion, harp and cimbalom rev it up and ?Romanian Sirba? is a forum for some harmonica pyrotechnics that play off Dolgin?s electric piano repartee. So come on, eat, dance, party and delight in this tasty musical treat.

Track Listing: 1. Uncle Tibor's Spicy Paprikash (Jason Rosenblatt) 1:58 2. Rachel's Bulgar (Jason Rosenblatt) 2:42 3. Halevai (Halevy) 3:01 4. Nign (Trad. Arr. Shtreiml) 3:17 5. Gas-Nign (Trad. Arr. Jason Rosenblatt) 4:04 6. Sam Shpielt (S. Musiker) 3:02 7. Rachel's Hora (Jason Rosenblatt) 4:17 8. Hora Ca Din Caval (Trad. Arr. Shtreiml) 1:58 9. Romanian Sirba (Trad. Arr. Shtreiml) 1:51 10. Trombonic Tanz (Farber-Katz) 4:43 11. Galitzianer Tantz (S. Beckerman, Arr. Shtreiml) 6:34 12. Rumania (A. Olshanetzky) 2:28

Personnel: Jason Rosenblatt-Harmonica,Piano,Electric Piano,Hammond B3; Josh Dolgin-Accordion,Piano,Hammond B3,Vocals; Thierry Arsenault-Drums; Ariel Harrod-Bass; Rachel Lemisch-Trombone; Nicolae Margineanu-Cimbalom; Madelien Verheij-Violin; Susan Watts-Trumpet,Vocals; Andrew Skowronski-Sax; Avi Rosenblatt-clarinet; Elie Rosenblatt-Violin; Abby Rosenblatt-vocals

Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Self Produced | Style: Fringes of Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read Nightfall CD/LP/Track Review Nightfall
by John Kelman
Published: May 22, 2017
Read Pekka CD/LP/Track Review Pekka
by Roger Farbey
Published: May 22, 2017
Read In the Still of the Night CD/LP/Track Review In the Still of the Night
by Nicholas F. Mondello
Published: May 22, 2017
Read Zea CD/LP/Track Review Zea
by Glenn Astarita
Published: May 22, 2017
Read Asian Fields Variations CD/LP/Track Review Asian Fields Variations
by John Kelman
Published: May 21, 2017
Read Left Right Left CD/LP/Track Review Left Right Left
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: May 21, 2017
Read "Insufficient Funs" CD/LP/Track Review Insufficient Funs
by Ian Patterson
Published: January 12, 2017
Read "Miguel Angelo Quarteto: A Vida de X" CD/LP/Track Review Miguel Angelo Quarteto: A Vida de X
by Phil Barnes
Published: October 10, 2016
Read "Ballast" CD/LP/Track Review Ballast
by Dave Wayne
Published: June 6, 2016
Read "Shapes" CD/LP/Track Review Shapes
by Mark Sullivan
Published: September 6, 2016
Read "Moanin'" CD/LP/Track Review Moanin'
by Chris Mosey
Published: October 3, 2016
Read "E.S.T. Symphony" CD/LP/Track Review E.S.T. Symphony
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 22, 2017

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Why wait?

Support All About Jazz and we'll deliver exclusive content, hide ads, and provide read access to our future articles.