Anthologies and Other CDs

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Poyln: A Gilgul, Veretski Pass and Joel Rubin

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Available since October, 2015:

Poyln: A Gigul, Veretski Pass’s recording with Joel Rubin, uncovers the repertoire of pre-Holocaust traditional, previously lost, Polish-Jewish music. Veretski Pass has collaborated with the traditional Jewish clarinetist, Joel Rubin, to create a program of music that revitalizes the pieces and styles of music that were previously deemed lost, but recovered through the field work, archival research and scholarship of Joel Rubin, Cookie Segelstein, Stuart Brotman and Joshua Horowitz. more...

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Chekhov’s Band: Eastern European Klezmer Music from the EMI Archives 1908-1913

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

 

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UVA Klezmer Ensemble

UVA Klezmer Ensemble, Let’s Dance

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The UVA Klezmer Ensemble, led by Joel Rubin, is pleased to announce the release of the recording, “Let’s Dance!” The recording was made in April, 2014 and has been available as a free download since August 30, 2014 at: uvaklezmerensemble.bandcamp.com.

This recording was made possible by a University of Virginia Mead Endowment Honored Faculty Award in 2013-14, given each year to around ten UVA professors to enable faculty to “bond with a small group of students in meaningful and memorable ways.” more...

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Andrea Pancur and Ilya Shneyveys, Alpen Klezmer

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Andrea Pancur and Ilya Shneyveys
Alpen Klezmer
Available January, 2013
Website

Ground-breaking collaboration between singer, Andrea Pancur (Munich; Federmentsh, modern klezmer quartet), and multi-instrumentalist and arranger, Ilya Shneyveys (Riga; Forshpil, Queen Esther Klezmer Trio), fusing Yiddish and Bavarian traditions. more...

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Arkady Gendler, Yidishe Lider (with notes by Joel Rubin)

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Arkady Gendler
Yidishe Lider
Golden Horn Records 2012
GHP 038-2

Released in September, 2012, this CD lovingly documents the songs and singing of Ukranian-Jewish nonagenarian Arkady Gendler. Produced and arranged by Christian Dawid with notes by Dawid, Janina Wurbs, and Joel Rubin. more...

Rough Guide to Klezmer, Second Edition

The Rough Guide to Klezmer, Second Edition

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The Rough Guide to Klezmer, Second Edition
(Rough Guide, RGNET 1252, 2011)

Features “Simkhe Nigunim” by the Joel Rubin Ensemble more...

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Sol Sajn: Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Sol Sajn:
Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse
(Yiddish Music in Germany and Its Influences), volumes 1-4.
Various Artists
(Büchergilde/Bear Family, 2009)

This comprehensive 12-CD anthology in four volumes by Alan Bern contains numerous live and studio performances by Joel Rubin in volumes 2-4. more...

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The Rough Guide to Klezmer Revival

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The Rough Guide to Klezmer Revival
(Rough Guide, RGNET 1203, 2008)

Features “Vinnitsa” by the Joel Rubin Ensemble more...

Hawaiian Gardens

Ithaca College Klezmorim Klezmorim Hawaiian Gardens

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Ithaca College Klezmorim
Klezmorim Hawaiian Gardens

Liner notes by Joel Rubin more...

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders Volume 1 Live from the Carriage House Cafe

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Crossing Borders Volume 1
Live from the Carriage House Cafe

Features a performance of “Dobriden (Greeting Song)” by Joel Rubin and Pete Rushefsky more...

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Celebrate Klezmer

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

Celebrate Klezmer
(Craig n co, 2004)

Klezmer anthology features performance of “Tsu der khupe geyn” by the Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble more...

KlezKamp

KlezKamp: Live from KlezKamp: The Staff Concerts 1985-2003

Sunday, June 15th, 2003

KlezKamp: Live from KlezKamp: The Staff Concerts 1985-2003
http://www.livingtraditions.org/docs/store.htm

Features performance of a Doina by Joel Rubin more...

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Jewish Instrumental Folk Music: The Collections and Writings of Moshe Beregovski

Friday, June 15th, 2001

Jewish Instrumental Folk Music: The Collections and Writings of Moshe Beregovski
Translated and Edited by Mark Slobin, Robert Rothstein, and Michael Alpert
(Syracuse University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8156-0691-5)

Accompanying CD to the English translation of Beregovski’s 1938 work includes a performance by the Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble from Beregovski’s Khasene. more...

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Little Blackbird: Klezmer, Romanian, Greek, Turkish, and Hungarian music

Friday, June 15th, 2001

Little Blackbird:
Klezmer, Romanian, Greek, Turkish, and Hungarian music
Featured artist: Sandra Layman, violinist
(Rosin Dust Music RD-CD 101, 2001)

This CD features live performances of Seattle-based violinist Sandra Layman. Included are several live and studio tracks featuring the only available performances of the trio format of the klezmer and Greek ensemble The Old Country (Joel Rubin, clarinet; Lisa Rose, tsimbl/santouri; Sandra Layman, violin), which performed in the Pacific Northwest from 1982-1985. more...

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Aneinu v’yom koreinu (Answer Us on the Day We Call)

Thursday, June 15th, 2000

A piece from this recording has been selected to represent the Eastern Mediterranean on the CD accompanying Holt, Rinehart and Winston’s World Geography and World History Programs (2003).

Accompanying notes by Joel Rubin

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Beyond Recall: A record of Jewish musical life in Nazi Berlin, 1933-1938

Thursday, June 15th, 2000

Beyond Recall:
A record of Jewish musical life in Nazi Berlin, 1933-1938

Edition of 11 CDs, a DVD and a 400-page hardcover book in English and German
Produced by Dr. Rainer E. Lotz, Horst J. P. Bergmeier and Dr. Ejal Jakob Eisler
(Bear Family, BCD 16030 LM, Hambergen, Germany, 2000) more...

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The rough guide to Klezmer Jewish Traditions: Shtetl Roots and New World Revival

Thursday, June 15th, 2000

The rough guide to Klezmer Jewish Traditions:
Shtetl Roots and New World Revival
(Rough Guide, RGNET1047, 2000)

Features a performance of “Tsu der khupe geyn” by the Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble more...

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David and Goliath Rabbit Ears – Presents Family Classics from the Stars Narrated by Mel Gibson with original music by Branford Marsalis

Monday, June 15th, 1992

David and Goliath
Rabbit Ears – Presents Family Classics from the Stars
Narrated by Mel Gibson with original music by Branford Marsalis
(Rincon Children’s Entertainment, RCE 74041-70517-2, 1992)

Features track “L’Chaim (To Life)” with Joel Rubin leading all-star klezmer band featuring: David Harris, trombone; David Licht, drums; Frank London, trumpet; Adam Rogers, acoustic guitar; and Marcus Rojas, tuba. The tune was later recorded by Giora Feidman.

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Dave Tarras: Master of Klezmer Music, vol. 1

Friday, June 15th, 1990

Dave Tarras:
Master of Klezmer Music, vol. 1
(Global Village Music, C105, 1989)

Anthology features extensive notes by Joel Rubin, Michael Alpert and Michael Schlesinger. more...

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Brave Old World: Klezmer Music

Friday, June 15th, 1990

Brave Old World:
Klezmer Music
(Flying Fish/Rounder, FF70560, Chicago, 1990)

Selected list of the American Folklife Center (Library of Congress) in 1991. more...

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Gerry Tenney & Betty Albert Schreck Lomir Zingen a Yiddish Lid

Wednesday, June 15th, 1988

Gerry Tenney & Betty Albert Schreck
Lomir Zingen a Yiddish Lid
(Let’s Sing a Yiddish Song)
(Global Village Music, CD 134, New York, 1988)

“Although many of the songs on this recording are intended for kids, the singers manage to make this an album that everyone will want to listen to. Consider this the obviation of “shmaltz.” Yes, Virginia, Yiddish folk songs can be sung as though they are fun! Needless to say, the Bay Area’s best musicians showed up to provide backup, and have a grand time.”
(Ari Davidow, www.klezmershack.com) more...