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Album Review: 'King of the Klezmer Clarinet'

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King of the Klezmer Clarinet

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Naftule Brandwein
Producers:
Rounder
genre:
Instrumental

We gave it an A

The late Brandwein could practically make his clarinet speak. These performances — mostly from the early 1920s — capture the influential virtuoso at an early peak, coaxing out twisting phrases draped in a yearning tone that imbues his instrumental wizardry with a profoundly emotional tinge. The superior remastering is also worthy of its subject. A