THE CENTER FOR TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE’S AN-SKY INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CULTURE PRESENTS:
TICK TOCK CD RELEASE PARTY!
Saturday, April 30, 2011 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Ukranian East Village Restaurant
140 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
Please join in for the CD release of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s Tick Tock, a new recording of Yiddish song from the acclaimed bassist/singer of the Luminescent Orchestrii and the Michael Winograd Trio.
The evening begins with an opening set of Yiddish song performed by Adrienne Cooper, Yiddish Diva Superstar. Then Fox-Rosen will debut the album, and we’ll top it all off with a Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance party, dancing set led by Michael Winograd.
@ Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave
between East 9th St. & St. Marks Place in Manhattan
April 30, 2011 doors open at 7:30pm
$10-15, no one turned away for lack of funds
Listen to the album here:
Cd release and dance band featuring:
From Mark Rubin’s blog, Chasing the Fat Man
Benjy Fox-Rosen “Tick Tock”
Benjy is a fine bassist and wonderfully vocalist gifted with a lithe, high tenor voice. His latest CD “Tick-Tock” marks, for me at least, a bellwether mark in modern Jewish music. (This is your hint that this is a klezmer CD, but hang in there, it’ a great record.) Sung entirely in Yiddish and featuring a band made up entirely of the best klezmer players of his generation, Fox-Rosen simultaneously references the great Yiddish song writers and vocalists of lore completely unencumbered by nostalgia or artifice while still sounding entirely fresh and personal. If 25 years ago groups like the Klezmatics re-invigorated and re-constructed Yiddish music to reflect a contemporary experience, then “Tick-Tock” simply carries the narrative to the even more present, using reggae and even avant-guard musical motifs to propel his remarkable vocal skill, which is capable of communicating the lyric quite effectively despite the listeners not understanding the language. With artists like this afoot, Yiddish music and culture are assured at the very least a creative and vibrant future. Flowery praise maybe, but deserved.