Thursday, July 31, 2008

Moishe's Bagel at the Big Tent

Moishe's Bagel at the Big Tent Festival North Fife. I first saw them at Falkland last year, enjoyable then only more so now.

After the well received first album by Moishe's Bagel they released their second album "Salt" the notorious `difficult' second album. Well have no fears those of you who bought the first album `Don't Spare the Horses' this album is a real corker! It is once again an album full of Rip-roaring, foot-stomping, jazz-inflected klezmer and Balkan music. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Also as well as the passion there is a lot of humour in the music, with takes on the music of Philip Glass as an example, which then develops into a heady mixture of klezmer and Scottish reels!
Moishe's Bagel combines the energy and passion of Eastern European folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer the band made up of charismatic violinist Greg Lawson also playing Mandolin, Phil Alexander on Piano AND Stylophone! Pete Garnett rock solid on Accordion the `Bill Wyman' of the group, Mario Caribe on double bass, guitar and Ukulele and Guy Nicholson multi- percussionist.
This album really grooves and you will find it hard to sit still, an album of passion for those who like world music and to those who do not follow the herd. Recommended. Also if you get a chance, go see them live. As reviewed by Bernard Price.
Play List:-
1. Tantz Glassidic
2. Sidi-Kasem / La Bonhomie
3. El Coche Amarillo 23
4. Czech Set (Pristav-The Bouncing Czech)
5. Give Me A Lift To Tsfat-Odessa Bulgar
6. Amondala
7. Seven-Eleven
8. Flying By Jewish Radar
9. Lament
10. The Spar Shuffle
11. A Nakht In Gan Eydn

Salt. Moishe's Bagel. Salt .

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