Thomas Verity clarinet | Rob Shepley violin | Connie Del Vecchio violin/piano accordion | Marcel Becker double bass
Trad Eli Eli | The Klezmer’s Freilach | Herschel | La Rosa Enflorese | Daichovo Horo
Rob Shepley Dusty road
Klezmer-ish – back at the Mid-days by popular demand – bring their intoxicating mix of Semitic and East European folk music tinged with jazz, all played and introduced with great verve and panache. They describe Herschel – the second piece in their programme – as ‘Klezmer-punk’, which describes the energy of the piece rather than the harmonic and melodic vocabulary! The Daichovo Horo is in a characteristic Bulgarian rhythm (combining simple and compound beats within the same bar) and guitarist Rob Shepley is again bringing one of his gypsy-jazz pieces to conclude the concert in a rousing finale.
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