A Mazeldiker Yid
Oriente Musik, 2001

"Wonderful... an album to listen to from beginning to end for the sheer joy and vitality of the music.... This is village-style klezmer, foot-stomping, percussive, and earthy, played with gusto and brio."
                       
Seth Rogovoy (The Essential Klezmer)

"Whether live or on recording, Di Naye Kapelye blow me away. This is roots klezmer in the best way, played in the style that would have had folks dancing madly all night a hundred years ago, just as it compels us to do the same, today.... It is hard to imagine anyone else playing such a diversity of music, not only authentically, but with such heart and skill.... This is a band that makes klezmer sexier than blues or jazz."
                             
Ari Davidow, Klezmer Shack

"I once thought I needed lyrics to know a song. Di Naye Kapelye's A Mazeldiker Yid has converted me."
                             
Sarah Meador, Rambles

"This album is a gem. Anyone with the slightest interest in klezmer or the music of eastern Europe will have a rollicking good time."
                             

"Intense and very entertaining, with chasidic and klezmer elements intermingling in ways that will fascinate the ethnomusicologist and delight anyone. A splendid example of how to revisit a tradition without embalming it. Great music and great fun. *****."
                             
George Robinson, Jewish Week

"[This] may be as close as we'll ever get to hearing a lot of this material, and the tunes bring with them marvelous ghosts, possibly drunk, most assuredly dancing, from another time and place."
                             
Kurt Hoffman, Forward

"Some superb traditional klezmer music that manages to educate in styles while being wonderful listening. There's some deep research involved in the record, and a sense of keeping a culture alive, without consigning it to museum status. Fascinating."
                             

"An earthy and faithful tribute to both Jewish and Eastern European sounds. With help from Muzsikas, Di Naye Kapelye puts on an impressive display. The playing is spirited, rooted in tradition and catching fire. Bulgars, horas, freylekhs, a stirring wedding processional. It's hard to listen to this and not be moved, either from the heart or your chair."
                             
Ed Silverman, Dirty Linen

"On this fantastic recording, Mihaly Sipos and Peter Eri of "Muzsikas" play alongside the American-Hungarian quintet. Between Brooklyn, Hungary, and Romania, a living music emerges from the world of memory."
                             
Robert Garcia, WOXX, Luxembourg

List of Tracks
1. Drey Dreydele
2. Meron Tune (Shaffer's Nign)
3. Oy Vey Rebenyu
4. 999 / Yom Ha-Shabbes
5. Spoken introduction (Betty Tzarevkan Cohen)
6. Platch Evrei
7. Goldenshteyn's Bulgar
8. Jidancuta and Zsido Tanc
9. A Mazeldiker Yid
10.S'Iz Shoyn Farfaln / Grichisher Tantz
 


11. Wedding Processional
12. Goldblatt's Freylakhs
13. Yearning Tune
14. Borey Olam (vocal)
15. Borey Olam be-Kinyan
16. Jewish Hora / Buhusher Chusid
17. The Bosnian Nign (Cili Svarts)
18. The Bosnian Nign
19. L'Chaim Jo Testverek
20. Bride's Dance from Ieud

Musicians
Bob Cohen (violin, mandolin, koboz, cumbus, gadulka, vocals)
Christina Crowder (accordion, vocals)
Jack "Yankl" Falk(clarinet, vocals)
Gyula Kozma (bass, cello)
Ferenc Pribojszki (cimbalom, drum)
with special guests from Muzsikas:
Mihaly Sipos (violin) and Peter Eri (kontra, drum)



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