The soulful and inimitable Eleanor Reissa and the “mystical high priest of New Wave Avant-Klez jazz” Frank London have been inspiring each other for over a decade. Together with the great Klezmer Brass Allstars, whose recording Carnival Conspiracy was in Rolling Stone’s top ten world music recordings of 2006, they explore the world of Yiddish song, from the obscure to the chestnuts. Their music together combines the blasphemous with the blessed, pulling the past into the future and up to the heavens. Eleanor Reissa & Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars celebrated the release of their first album together – Vilde Mekhaye (Wild Ecstasy).
Presented as part of Hartt 100. Co-presented with The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford and Mandell JCC