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Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World

On her latest album, Claroscuro, the jazz clarinetist explores influences that range from Louis Armstrong to Brazilian music to that of her native Israel. It's this desire to adapt the instrument to so many musical traditions that has earned Cohen such acclaim. (Originally broadcast on Feb. 6, 2013.)

44:42

Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World

On her latest album, Claroscuro, the jazz clarinetist explores influences that range from Louis Armstrong to Brazilian music to that of her native Israel. It's the desire to adapt the instrument to so many musical traditions that has earned Cohen such acclaim.

06:17

Cyro Baptista: Sounds From Everywhere, Evoking Home

Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista has played with everyone from Paul Simon to Hervie Hancock to Yo-Yo Ma. On his album Caym, Baptista and his band interpret the music of John Zorn. Music critic Milo Miles says the album "avoid the typical downfalls of eclectic world-music albums."

56:58

From New York, Israeli Duo Serves Up Balkan Beats

The cross-cultural crew that is the New York band Balkan Beat Box came together around two Israeli musicians, Tamir Muskat and Ori Kaplan.

Their latest album is called Nu Med; world music critic Milo Miles has a review

06:08

Ben Goldberg's Homage to Steve Lacy

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg is a key figure in the Bay Area improvisational scene, where he became known in the early 1990s as a member of the New Klezmer Trio.

43:28

Clarinetist and Composer Don Byron

With his latest CD, Ivey Divey, bandleader Don Byron pays homage to saxophonist Lester Young. Byron is a prolific musician who gets inspiration from all kinds of music. One of Byron's most-played recordings is Bug Music, heard, among other places, on NPR.

08:44

Contemporary Klezmer Music.

Critic Milo Miles reviews the work of two contemporary klezmer bands, "Smash, Clap!" (Tzadik records) by Naftule's Dream, and "Roots & Culture" (Triple Crown records) by King Django.

20:08

From the Archives: Violinist Itzhak Perlman Expands to Klezmer Music.

Internationally-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. Last year, he released "The Beethoven Triple Concert," two live concert recordings with pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, and cellist Yo Yo Ma. Also, the CD "In the Fiddler's House," featuring Perlman playing Klezmer music with four Klezmer bands. (Both CD's are on the EMI Classics label). In November, he was also featured on a PBS Great Performance special on Klezmer music. On July 2, Perlman will be in New York performing at Radio City Music Hall. (Rebroadcast of 11/30/1995)

21:08

Violinist Itzhak Perlman Expands to Klezmer Music.

Internationally-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. He celebrates his 50th birthday this year. He has several new releases, and a PBS special: "The Beethoven Triple Concert" two live concert recordings with pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, and cellist Yo Yo Ma. And "In the Fiddler's House," featuring Perlman playing Klezmer music with four Klezmer bands. There's also a PBS Great Performance special on Klezmer music featuring Perlman. (It aired nationally November 27 at 10PM. Check local listings). Both CD's are on the EMI Classics label.

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