Review - The Big Kibosh

Artist: New Orleans Klezmer Allstars

The Klezmer genre has been reaching new heights of popularity through the efforts of individuals such as clarinetist Don Byron and avant-gardist John Zorn's Radical Jewish Music series. The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars add a flare of New Orleans funk and march cadence to an already eclectic brew harkening to Eastern European dance music and jazz.

Within this accordion, clarinet and snare-drum-dominated stew, every gesture sounds like a celebration. Wedding and birthday music mixed with screwball humor are given an uptempo treatment that sounds like it was founded in the '60s free-jazz movement. Although this recording is rewarding, it still sounds like beta test software next to the mule kick of their live concerts.

WE LOVE OUR READERS!

Since 1990, Orlando Weekly has served as the free, independent voice of Orlando, and we want to keep it that way.

Becoming an Orlando Weekly Supporter for as little as $5 a month allows us to continue offering readers access to our coverage of local news, food, nightlife, events, and culture with no paywalls.

Join today because you love us, too.

Scroll to read more Music Stories + Interviews articles

Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.