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Smash / Clap
Naftule's Dream
Smash / Clap
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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You could say that Naftule's Dream play Jewish music that's reformed and then some (most of the Dream also perform as the more orthodox Shirim Klezmer Orchestra). Named in homage to legendary klezmer clarinetist Naftule Br...  more »

      
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All Artists: Naftule's Dream
Title: Smash / Clap
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tzadik
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Jewish & Yiddish, Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397712527

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You could say that Naftule's Dream play Jewish music that's reformed and then some (most of the Dream also perform as the more orthodox Shirim Klezmer Orchestra). Named in homage to legendary klezmer clarinetist Naftule Brandwein, this Boston-area sextet veers between densely composed and then freely jammed-out klezmer revival music of deep emotional resonance. It's a loopy circus one minute, a funeral procession another, and everything in between the rest of the time. Tunes like "Free Klez" and "Speed Klez" are self-explanatory, while "The Wanderer" and "Yid in Seattle" evoke the group's footloose compositional sensibility. The Dream's amazing ensemble playing lends an avant-Dixieland impression of six soloists simultaneously pouring their melodic hearts into what is essentially Jewish soul music of great wit and passion. --Richard Gehr

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-theMitch- (dexteron@anet.com) | Chicago, Il | 11/17/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After hearing Naftile's Dream's first album, I was enthusiastic to hear more of their work. It's interesting that their songs tend to be hit-or-miss, with no grey area for me. "Search for the Golden Dreydl" was about 50/50, while this new album only has a couple tracks that don't do much for me. they threw a bit more improvisation into ther work, which they do very well. There is a definite chemistry betwen the various instruments involved. "Smash, Clap!" is a great aural stimulus."