new reviews: Frank London, Michael Winograd
It was a guys' week at the KlezmerShack last week, with new reviews of CDs, one old, one new:
Michael Winograd has earned a stellar reputation as a band-leader and arranger. His previous CD was a sparkling, very traditional excursion. Now, with Storm Game he demostrates his skill with a wider palette, ranging from Minimalism to cantorial music, anchored by an all-star international gang. One of my favorite recent releases!
Frank London's Hazónos was recorded at the same time as the acclaimed documentary about Cantor Jack Mendelson, A Cantor's Tale, and features music from, but also inspired by, the film. I'm still finding inspiration and new meaning in the music years later. It's time to get the word out