|label||enja Matthias Winkelmann|
The unique sound of the World Quintet (formerly known as Kol Simcha) has captivated the audiences at New York´s Carnegie Hall as well as the most renowned jazz, classical and world music festivals on three continents. Since its inception in 1986, the ensemble again and again added emotional deepness to celebrated European theatre, dance and movie productions. Pairing a front line of clarinet and flute with a swinging, tightly knit rhythm section of piano, bass and drums, it combines a variety of styles and influences ranging from the sophisticated and spontaneous improvisations of American jazz and the instrumental virtuosity of western classical music to exotic Mediterranean melodies and sensual Middle Eastern rhythms.
The World Quintet´s all-original repertoire is characterized by stylistic openness and also includes works for the band and symphony orchestra. The quintet has worked with famous classical orchestras such as the Basle Symphony, Munich Radio Orchestra and London Mozart Players. A cooperation with the Sinfonietta de Lausanne was documented on the band´s fourth album, "Symphonic Klezmer", in 1996. In 1998 and 2000 the ensemble also contributed to "Jenseits der Stille" and "Gripsholm", two popular European movies.
For their new album, they not only changed their name (according to their stylistic globalism), but reached out to set a towering milestone in their career. In thrilling ballads and dramatic groove tunes they mix their contemporary klezmer sound with free jazz improvisation and symphonic formulas. In an amazing feature song, guest star Herbert Grönemeyer sings a poem by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger that was set to music by David Klein.
- 1.Send In The World Quintet
- 2.Flatbush Minyan Bulgar
- 5.The Chase
- 6.Intermezzo No 1
- 7.The Rod
- 8.Intermezzo No 3
- 9.Wedding Suite
- 10.Naphtule Is Having A Bad Day
- 11.Lied Ohne Worte