…This celebration of twenty years of Kleztory’s commitment to the genre shows that nothing could be further from the truth. Klezmer is a living tradition and this album portrays it at its absolute best…
K L E Z T O R Y – M O M E N T U M | P H I L I P T H O M A S | F O L K R A D I O UK
If the pandemic hadn’t come along and spoiled the party, 2020 would have been a particularly festive year for Kleztory, with the October launch of MOMENTUM on prestigious British label CHANDOS, plus the group’s 20th anniversary.
To celebrate their 20th birthday, the klezmer music quintet, Kleztory, released their sixth in October 2020, “Momentum”, on the prestigious British label CHANDOS Records (distributed in over 50 countries) and on Amérix, Canada.
Combining traditional tunes and new arrangements, they have chosen 10 pieces from their repertoire, audience favorites that they have enjoyed playing over the last 20 years. To give it a different touch and a jazz color, Kleztory is accompanied by a string quartet and two excellent guest musicians: improvisational pianist David Ryshpan, and percussionist Bertil Schulrabe.
MEMBERS OF KLEZTORY
Airat Ichmouratov musical direction, clarinet, bass clarinet and duclar
Elvira Misbakhova violin and viola
Dany Nicolas guitar
Melanie Bergeron accordion
Mark Peetsma double-bass
David Ryshpan piano, Bertil Schulrabe drums and percussion, Veronika Cherniak violin, Anastasia Virlan violin,
Cynthia Blanchon alto, Jean-Christophe Lizotte cello
CD |Chandos| October 2021