Jazz

Stan Getz: A Musical Odyssey

Directed by Herbert Dorfman

Documentary about jazz saxaphonist Stan Getz's three week trip to Israel tour of Israel in 1977 where he played with "local musicians, including a Kurdish drummer, an Arab quartet, a Hassidic wedding band and a Yemenite dance troupe adapting his unique style to the various ethnic sounds of Israel."

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1978
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film

Jakie jazz 'em up Old Time Klezmer Music 1912-1926

Arrangement
Arrangement

Produced by Harry Sapoznik and Michael Schlesinger. This album includes reissues of 13 78-rpm recordings originally made in New York between 1912-1926:
1. Mazl Tov Mekhutonim
2. Doina
3. Mamaliga
4. Sheyne Yugend Vals
5. Der Mesader Kedushin
6. Der Gasn Nign
7. Odessa Bulgar
8. Freitog Nokn'n Tsimes
9. Yidishe Doina /Jewish Eastern Melody
10. Koylyn
11. Oy, Vi Shayn
12. Dem Rebin's Husid

Material Type: 
Recordings

Gershwin & The Klezmer

Performer

1. Swanee
2. Ballade for a klezmer
3. Babsi's Decision
4. Love is here to stay
5. Theme from G. Mahler's 1st Symphony, 2nd Mvt
6. Themes from "enemies- a love story"
7. Edna's Nigun
8. Three times Gershwin
9. Ora's Freilach
10. Bess, you is my women now
11. 7:40 a.m.
12. Nardis
13. This is my song
14. The dance of joy
15. Shpiel Klezmer, Shpiel

Material Type: 
Recordings
Year: 
1991

From Shtetl to Swing

Documentary. Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe and arrived in the land of milk and honey...America. Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker and many others from the first and second generation of Jewish immigrants, combined their Jewish heritage with the African-American Jazz style, and changed the cultural face of their newly adopted homeland.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2005

Robert Starer

Composer

Born in Vienna, and came to Palestine after the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. After serving in the British Air Force, he settled in the U.S. where he taught at several academies. As a composer, Starer wrote music for ballet, opera, concerti, and in several other styles and genres. His compositions include works with Jewish themes or Hebrew texts, such as: Kohelet, Sabbath Eve Service, among others.

1924-2001

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