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Jake Marmer on the group Hasidic New Wave
What do you know about the experimental group Hasidic New Wave and its downtown sound? If the answer is a ton or if it’s nil, check out Jake Marmer’s story today about a new box set being put out by John Zorn’s Tzadik Label that captures their moment in its full swing.
4. Playing the traditional melody lines, HNW are there hora’ing with centuries of Hasidim, circling, singing-screaming, arms linked. But when it comes to solos, the musicians are innovators—the few who can not only sing the tunes but can pick them apart, blow into their ethereal components, rethink them, ride them, become other people, erupt, and then return to the circle.
Check out the story here. Some really great music tracks included.
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