Joel Rubin with the Epstein Brothers Orchestra - Grandfathers and Grandsons
editor: Rita Ottens - Joel E. Rubin
Jewish-American Wedding Music from the Repertoire of Dave Tarras
Jewish Music Series
Joel Rubin: C clarinet / Max Epstein: Bb clarinet / Julius Epstein: drums and percussion / William Epstein: trumpet / Danny Rubinstein: alto and tenor saxophone / Peter Sokolow: piano / Pat Merola, string bass
Zeydes un Eyniklekh unites several generations of American klezmer music in a tribute to the Jewish clarinetist and King of Klezmer, Dave Tarras (1897-1989), who was synonymous with klezmer for several generations of American Jewish. Joel Rubin, a master of the ancient Jewish art of ornamentation, is accompanied by the Epstein Brothers Orchestra, and together they perform the wedding and festival music of eastern European immigrants to America. What we hear is Jewish dance music as it was performed in American-Jewish communities in the 1940s and 1950s.