New brass band, our first Ukrainian listing, and a new CD
It was back in December that Christian Dawid first emailed me about the new website for this Ukrainian brass band with which he's been hanging out. It's called Konsonans Retro. A couple of people offered opinions:
"… the funkiest, freshest, most rooted and rocking klezzified sounds of the new millenium." —SOCALLED
"… a sensation! Better, fresher and more interesting than [bleep]!" —RUSSENDISKO
Now Christian announces:
There's a new CD out … an amazing family brass band from Ukraine, playing Podolian wedding music, the Moldovan-Ukrainian-Jewish blend many of us first got to know through German Goldenshteyn. I first met the band two years ago at Roman Grinberg's KlezVienna. Luckily, they tolerated me and Guy Schalom on stage with them, so we've been doing the one or other since then. Check it out! We're pretty proud, actually.
What can I say but "check it out!"?