Loading...
 

Live From the Archives-4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra

6.5.2019.

4wako CCHR 2 8 12 17
Photo credit: Courtesy of Steve Eberhardt

Live from the Archives remastered audio:

Live from the Archives video performance:
 

Atlanta based eight piece jazz ensemble 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra performs original compositions and arrangements, merging Israeli klezmer music with West-African rhythmic styles. Despite an overarching raw brassiness, the group manages to craft intricately-composed and stylized tunes, best displayed in some of its more spiritual pieces like “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting.”

Each musician brings an extra bit of spice to the table. Jeff Crompton combines alto sax with Yiddish melodies, while trombonist Blake Williams nails contemporary choruses that mesh perfectly with the Orchestra’s more traditional components. The 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra is an exciting example of the enduring power of ensemble music-making, filling familiar rhythms with unexpected twists and turns. - Holyn Thigpen



More By This Writer

Article

Monday June 1, 2020 04:20 pm EDT
Check out the Summer Festivals in Atlanta for June, July, and August. Your guide to the Peachtree Road Race, Decatur Book Festival, Juneteenth, Fourth of July. | more...

Article

Friday May 29, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Browse the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Article

Friday May 8, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Browse the Shaky Knees Music Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Article

Friday April 24, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Browse the Inman Park Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Article

Saturday April 11, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Browse the Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...
Search for more by CL Staff