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Recorded live in concert July 15, 2006 at Nicholas Music Center, Mason Gross School fo the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ (Except tracks 6&7, live in concert December 21, 2006 at Riverspace Arts, Nyack NY).
COMES LOVE recorded November 4, 2004 by Jim Clouse, Park West Studios, Brooklyn NY.

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released July 1, 2007

Ismail Butera, accordion
Pam Fleming, trumpet & flugelhorn
Michael Hess, violin & ney flutes
Dave Hofstra, acoustic bass & tuba
Deborah Karpel, vocals
Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto sax
Reut Regev, trombone
Eve Sicular, drumset & dumbeq

Produced by Eve Sicular
Live recording engineer: David Merrill

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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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Track Name: Miracle Melody: Hasidic Nign/Poor Man's Tune
Iz a kaptsn a mol gevezn,
Flegt er nor mit got zikh krign.
Vunder iber vunder hot mit im getrofn,
Ven er hot gezungen ot aza min nign:
Tshiri-bim-bam-bam...

[There once was a poor man
Who would fight only with God.
Wonder upon wonder would encounter him
When he sang this very kind of tune:
Chiri-bim-bam-bam...]

[Complete lyrics in Yiddish with transliteration and English translation in the liner notes]
Track Name: Traveling Dreydls
Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl, gemakht bin ikh fun blay,
To lomir ale shpiln in dreydl eyns-tsvey-dray...

[Yiddish, transliteration and English translation in liner notes]
Track Name: Comes Love (ISLE OF KLEZBOS)
From "Libes-shmertsn" [Love-Pangs]

Libes-shmertsn, rayst in hertsn
S'iz a gefil, oy, a tayer,
S'brent in hertsn a fayer.

From "Shvartse oygn hobn fayer" [Dark Eyes Have a Fire]

Shvartse oygn hobn fayer,
Dayne Zaynen shvarts.
Host gevorgn heyse funken
In mayn meydish harts...

[More lyrics, in Yiddish with transliteration and English translation, in the liner notes]