Mazel Means Good Luck

by Metropolitan Klezmer

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    Live octet concert recording by award-winning Metropolitan Klezmer. Handsome four-panel digipack with twelve page booklet full of lyrics, liner notes and more

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Yankele 04:32
Baltic Blue 07:15


Mazel Means Good Luck was recorded live at The Emelin Theatre and includes live bonus tracks: a rare Yiddish ballad of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, performed in centenary commemoration at Cooper Union Great Hall; and an excerpt from Eve Sicular’s musical documentary theater piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files.


released November 25, 2014

Debra Kreisberg clarinet & alto saxophone
Pam Fleming  trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty  vocals
Ismail Butera accordion
Dave Hofstra double bass & tuba
Eve Sicular  drummer | bandleader
Karen Waltuch  viola
Reut Regev  trombone

Shoko Nagai, piano on When Israel Met Jenny, accordion on Di Fire Korbunes
Michael Hess, violin on Di Fire Korbunes
Yelena Shmulenson, narration on When Israel Met Jenny

Producer: Eve Sicular
Recording & Mastering: David Merrill
mixing David Merrill & Eve Sicular
Di Fire Korbunes recording by Don Jacobs


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Metropolitan Klezmer New York, New York

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER, established in 1994, brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map. Performing vibrant versions of lesser-known gems from wedding dance, trance, folk, swing and tango styles, as well as soundtrack material from vintage Yiddish films, they re-invent tradition with both irreverence and respect… an exhilarating journey! ... more

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