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review of new Yale Strom book

Yale Strom/The Absolutely Complete Introduction to KlezmerElliott Simon reviews the latest Yale Strom book/CD project, The Absolutely Complete Introduction to Klezmer in All About Jazz. The CD is a companion to Yale's new klezmer fake book (Transcontinental Music/Hal Leonard) "The Absolutely Complete Klezmer Songbook" which features 311 klezmer tunes most from out of print sources and many from his field recordings :

"In addition to being an author, a filmmaker and a violinist of the first order, Yale Strom is also a musical archivist. His frequent trips to Eastern Europe and interviews with Rom musicians have done much to advance our knowledge of what the music was like when the archetypal klezmers and gypsies roamed the countryside and shared repertoire. Drawing upon classic archival material and his own painstakingly assembled tunes...." more, on the All About Jazz site

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