December 5, 1999
Hasidic New Wave
Frank London and Greg Wall's avant-jazz collective riffs off traditional Jewish music on Kabology (Knitting Factory Records KFR-239)
The lively vocal group that made a name for itself reviving the arrangements of pre-WWII Comedian Harmonists. The latest is Music Box available from their own hudsonshad.net website.
Balkans Without Borders
Collection of modern Balkan music. Proceeds from the cd, on Omnium Recordings (OMM 2024) go to Doctors Without Borders.
Groovy new music for vibes is featured on With Drawn from Knitting Factory Records (KFR-242). Surprising renditions of tunes such as Close to You and Keep on Truckin'.
Dynamic duo of guitarist Charlie Karp and guitarist/producer Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar. Great gruff vocals, gritty guitar, groovin' samples. (TVT Records (fun website!), TVT 5860-2.
Former vocalist from the group Knots and Crosses (see below) has released her forth album independently, available via her website, carolnoonanmusic.com.
The late great guitarist's classic Jazz Samba is still available from Verve Records (cat # 3145214132), and for the holidays, The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album is on Concord Concerto records (CCD-42004)
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