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||Africa Bulgar||David Krakauer||3:43||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Bocota Bulgar||David Krakauer||4:06||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||A Few Bowls Terkish||David Krakauer||4:37||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||At the Rabbi's Table||David Krakauer||5:14||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Doina / Death March Suite||David Krakauer||10:32||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Funky Dave||David Krakauer||5:53||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||The Ballad of Chernobyl||David Krakauer||5:19||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Gong Doina||David Krakauer||2:19||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Living With the H Tune||David Krakauer||6:03||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Rachab||David Krakauer||1:27||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness sits on the edge of the Klezmer tradition and is always jabbing at its boundaries. The music is always a little bit more unbridled, a bit more passionate, and a tad more discordant than your bubbe's klezmer records, which is not to say that it falls into the same camp as other punk, pop, or jazz-oriented groups that treat klezmer like a quaint novelty. Krakauer, with his virtuoso clarinet playing and incredibly tight and talented backing band, always shows respect for the heart of klezmer music — these songs orbit around a pure core. The only tune which truly journeys out into left field is "Living With the H," which deconstructs and reassembles the ubiquitous classic "Hava Nagila," a song which almost begs to be messed with. The effect is not unlike a jazz band who can tip their hats to tradition without having to hash out another tired version of "My Foolish Heart." Krakauer has accepted that klezmer has never been a static form of music and has no problem imbuing his own sense of creativity into Klezmer Madness within the constraints of this classic style.
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s