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Michael Winograd – Kosher Style

Michael Winograd – Kosher Style (OU People, 2019)

Clarinet virtuoso and composer Michael Winograd explores the roots and evolution of Yiddish music on Kosher Style. Winograd grew up during the Yiddish music revival in the United States and has become one of its leading performers.

Kosher Style celebrates the music scene and atmosphere of Brooklyn, New York, which is home to most of the essential Yiddish musicians in the United States. The album’s songs as well as the cover featuring Coney Island make references to Brooklyn.

Michael Winograd

Winograd mixes lively Jewish traditional music with American jazz and Balkan music influences including a powerful brass and rhythm section. Throughout the album, Winograd delivers remarkable, passionate clarinet melodies that masterfully intertwine with the brass instruments and accordion.

The musicians on Kosher Style include Michael Winograd on clarinet; Ben Holmes on trumpet; Daniel Blacksberg on trombone; Ken Maltz on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet; Zoe Christiansen on clarinet;  Sanne Möricke on accordion; Carmen Staaf on piano; Jordan Sand on upright bass; and David Licht on drums and percussion.

Michael Winograd’s discography includes Michael Winograd’s Infection, Storm Game and Bessarabian Hop.

You can preorder Kosher Style from michaelwinograd.bandcamp.com/album/kosher-style

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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