Klezmerica's first exclusively instrumental CD, mixing traditional and original new Jewish music
A journalist once wrote about Klezmerica's live performance: "The sound is wonderful. It could have come from a dozen countries and times. You hear prayers from ancient Hebrew times wrapped in American Blues. The Gypsies are here, Hasidic Jews, too, bumping up against cool jazz and a marching tune. It makes your feet pump. If there was room...you'd grab somebody and dance. Or sing every sorrow and joy you ever felt. The music is boisterous, gaudy, and brimming with tears."
Klezmerica's goal was to capture that sound in this recording. Check a review of the CD:
"...klezmer as it could be played only in America, with a healthy dose of jazz behind the krechts. In many of the best ways, this recording exemplifies the type of mainstream klezmer many of us Jewish-Americans would like played at our weddings, music that reflects both the Americanized (but still, to us, very Eastern European Jewish) klezmer, and straightforward, well-played, American Jazz. Unlike most crossovers, Klezmerica has managed to do this without losing the soul of the music." Ari Davidow, Ari Davidow's Klezmer Shack.