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Download links and information about Live by Ot Azoj Klezmerband. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to World Music genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:05:02 minutes.

Artist: Ot Azoj Klezmerband
Release date: 2000
Genre: World Music
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:05:02
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No. Title Length
1. Vu Bitsu Geven 2:20
2. Ot Azoj 3:55
3. Moldaver Hora 3:30
4. 7:40 A.M. Broiges Tanz 5:24
5. Doina Beim Rebn In Podolie Lebn Yol Mokum 7:16
6. Sadegurer Chosidl 4:30
7. A Doina Far Di Kalle a Jiddishe Hora 8:14
8. Der Terkishe Shich'n 9:31
9. A Treife Doina Der Gasn Nign 4:02
10. Lebedik un Freilach 1:48
11. Transylvanisher Hora 2:43
12. Balkan Freilach 3:54
13. Russische Sher 7:12
14. Bonus Track 0:43



There's a joy about klezmer music, especially of the more traditional sort; it seethes with life. And Holland's Ot Azoj grasps life quite firmly on this live recording. Even the slower pieces have a vibrant heartbeat, and beneath the minor-key melodies there's a smile, and a willingness to dance. Unlike so many of their contemporaries, who make the music into something contemporary, their lineup, with a tuba as bass, harks back to the early part of the 20th century, the heyday of klezmer, with accordion, sax, and fiddle weaving some remarkable steps around each other in the music, as on "7.40 AM/Broiges Tanz/Freilach Fun Der Chupe," or the carefree abandon of "Transylvanischer Hora." They're also more than happy to let pieces stretch out, like the nine minutes and 31 seconds that make up "Der Terkishe Shoch'n." Few can make every note of a performance into a celebration, but Ot Azoj has mastered that art — and along the way the band plays some wonderful, irresistible music that recalls the time when both Europe and New York's Lower East Side reverberated to the sound of klezmer. Wonderful stuff indeed.