Tevye Kolsimcha

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Label: jazzandrecords

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Crossover Jazz

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  • 1Dance Suite12:40
  • 2Dance Suite Encore01:37
  • 3Slow Melody04:03
  • 4Tevye03:50
  • 5Games03:13
  • 6Pas De Trois04:05
  • 7Tänzel04:03
  • 8Ukraine02:07
  • 9Mingling04:04
  • 10Finale 1st Act03:57
  • 11Pas De Deux06:43
  • 12Wedding04:50
  • 13Nigun03:29
  • 14The Village04:10
  • 15The End03:54
  • Total Runtime01:06:45

Info for Tevye

The composer and pianist Olivier Truan presents his latest work with the album "Tevyje".

For the ballet "Tewje" by Richard Wherlock, he composed the music played by Kolsimcha and the Macedonian Orchestra.

Richard Wherlock transposes the story of the moving hero from Sholem Aleichem’s classic of Yiddish literature and re-tells it through dance. Joy, suffering and the pains of love all find expression here as does the theme of tradition, handing down beliefs, rituals and customs which at that time and in that place repeatedly provokes people to revolt against stifling convention. Wherlock’s style of contemporary dance blends with the exhilarating and accessible music of Olivier Truan, who has written a commissioned score for the Basel chief choreographer’s new ballet. Truan composes fascinating and stylistically open world music which combines Jewish musical traditions and South European folklore with jazz improvisations and borrowings from Western classics to create a “contemporary Klezmer”.

Coupled with this thrilling music, Richard Wherlock’s new ballet promises a whirlwind of dancing virtuosity and exuberant pleasure.

Execellent MUSIC from Kolsimcha for a excellent BALLET!

Michael Heitzler, clarinet
Simon Girard, trombone
Olivier Truan, piano
Thomas Lähns, bass
Christoph Staudenmann, drums
Special guests:
Domenico Melchiorre, timpani
Adrian Romaniuc, mallets, percussion
David Gurtner, percussion
Szilard Buti, percussion
Slava Cernavca, clarinet

Since their formation in 1986, the unique sound of Kolsimcha has captivated and enthralled the demanding audiences at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as those at the most renowned jazz, classical and world music festivals on three continents. ​

Through their original musical language, sheer enthusiasm and virtuosity, they create a concert atmosphere unlike any other group. It is guaranteed to have the listeners cheering on their feet. ​

Hailed by the LA Times as the “fantastic five”, this incredible ensemble pairs a front line of clarinet and flute with a super tight rhythm section of acoustic bass, drums and piano to create a groundbreaking mix of thrilling jazz improvisations, dazzling symphonic sounds and exotic Mediterranean melodies alternating with poignant ballads and sensuous Eastern European rhythms. ​

Their music has been described as everything from “a new world music” (The Independent) to “anatomically impossible” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). As well as appearing at most of the major European venues and festivals, Kolsimcha has provided the music for celebrated inter- national theatre, dance and movie productions.

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