Friday, February 20, 2009

The Nascent Chassidic Klezmer Revival?

Here's a demo sampling of the forthcoming Project X.

I think this *might* be notable. In addition to the klez content (a patsh tants and one other tune I've heard called several titles, including "Zig-Zag"), this record is also interesting because it illustrates the cross-pollenization between the Israeli and NY chassidic scenes, both in its inclusion of the Patsh Tants at one extreme (some Chassidic bands there play it) and Breslover punk (Adi Ran) on the other.