Review Excerpts

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Few, if any, would deny [Joel Rubin] the title of the greatest living klezmer musician”

(Jewish Quarterly, London)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“without a doubt one of the greatest klezmer musicians in the world”

(Radio DRS 2, Switzerland)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“master clarinetist”

(Wall St. Journal Europe)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Rubin … is probably the most virtuosic klezmer clarinetist in the world today”

(Dr. Eleonore Büning, S2 Kultur/Southern German Radio)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“I can barely see Rubin’s hands move, but he’s going wild. Listen to him, hopping octaves and bending notes so smoothly! Man, that dude shreds like Eddie Van Halen.”

(C-Ville Weekly)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“the researching intellect among the klezmer players”

(Stuttgarter Zeitung)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Rubin … is clearly an important figure in the rediscovery of the Ashkenazic musical tradition”

(Jewish Herald-Voice)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“[Rubin] … has driven the art of Jewish clarinet playing to new heights … The listener who has experienced Rubin’s breathtaking solos once, is not surprised about the spontaneous outbreaks of applause at every concert.”

(Folksblatt)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Clarinetist Rubin is considered to be the most important contemporary interpreter of klezmer music.”

(Volkszeitung, Leipzig)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Joel Rubin has been acclaimed as the greatest clarinetist of the klezmer revival”

(Jewish Socialist, London)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“With a flawless tone that would make many classical interpreters jealous, Rubin playfully and improvisationally drew forth ever new facets, allowing the sound to rejoice and wail in the high register…”

(Münstersche Zeitung, Münster, Germany)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“… Rubin, more than any other I’ve heard, captures the authentic fibrous roughness of a klezmer clarinet…”

(San Francisco Examiner)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Rubin … [is] now counted among the world’s foremost klezmer musicians.”

(The Oregonian, Portland)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“sheer ability to swing … witness the wailing tone of clarinetist Joel Rubin … – there’s one link with jazz and Gershwin.”

(Los Angeles Weekly)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“[Rubin] has played a leading role in the revival of Jewish music in America, has performed with many East European immigrant musicians and appeared often in radio show and films. Whoever has heard his clarinet playing will never forget it! “

(Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung, Bonn)