A new ensemble out of Toulouse, France, brilliantly mixing jazz, klezmer and classical music, blending the energy of rock with the unpredictable creativity of improvisation.
“Featuring four young musicians of diverse artistic backgrounds, the Artichaut Orkestra is a fabulous new ensemble out of Toulouse, France. Led by a colleague of the great modern klezmer David Krakauer, they brilliantly mix jazz, klezmer and classical music, blending the energy of rock with the unpredictable creativity of improvisation. Their debut recording presents eight original compositions of delicacy, strength and a touch of madness. Original new Jewish music from a new generation of 21st century klezmers.” (press-release)
Recorded June 28-30, 2010 at Condorcet Studio, Toulouse/France
Important note: “France was the largest source of Jews moving to Israel last year, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel, which coordinates migration to Israel. Its director, Natan Sharansky, predicted that up to 15,000 French Jews would emigrate this year, and that more than 50,000 French Jews would leave in the next few years. There are roughly 500,000 Jews in France, which has Europe’s largest Jewish population.”
It´s a shame, that jewish people have to be on the run again !
So, listen to this nu-jewish music !
Camille Artichaut (clarinet)
Frederic Petitprez (drums, percussion)
Sebastien Rideau (guitar, effects)
Pierre-Emmanuel Roubet (accordion, vocals)
01. Le T De Thérèse (Artichaut) 7.41
02. La Cloche Qui Chose (Rideau) 5.46
03. Gavotte N°2 (BWV 995) (Bach) 7.23
04. Cirquenscie (Roubet) 5.07
05. Interlude (Artichaut/Petitprez/Rideau/Roubet) 1.06
06. Byzance (Roubet( 6.20
07. Façon Puzzle (Petitprez) 5.44
08. La Grosse Pomme (Artichaut/Petitprez/Rideau/Roubet) 4.21