The Kle-Z adventure began in 2001, where one would least expect it. In a cottage in Provence album "Klezmer Latitudes", which combines the traditions of klezmer music with the jazz inspiration of musicians emerged.

Playing the music of Eastern European Jews, is always telling a story. Similarly, the human language of the most instrumental expression of Klezmer songs, instrumental sounds is extremely nuanced, surprisingly rich in emotions. The musicians move like lightning between joy and sadness, excitement and action, whisper and shout. The decisive factor is not only what is said but how it is told.

As once the Klezmorim with their instruments attracted by the country and musical bonds made with the Russians, Greeks, Poles, Romanians or Bulgarians to enrich their traditional wedding music, now traveling the five musicians around the trombonist Marc Slyper (Orient Express Moving Schnorer) transversely by the musical galaxy. Michel Goldberg (Dee Dee Bridgewater's clarinetist and saxophonist), Antoine Illouz, who accompanies on the Trumpete Salif Keita and Manu Dibango, the pianist Philippe Monange, Karim Touré, percussionist of Tao Ravao, and bassist Etienne Roumanet move effortlessly between Klezmer and Jazz and thanks to their imagination they succeeded to French chanson and the surprising crossover.

And the bill goes on. "Klezmer Latitudes" spread this very special atmosphere, humorous, nostalgic and joyful at the same time, something crazy and always loving that sometimes reminds Kusturica soundtrack. "Let's Dance The whole world, is the most beautiful of professions", the Schnorer sings. The message can hardly be expressed more clearly.


Kle-Z Discography Tracks


144322 Kle-Z Klezmer Latitudes(CD, Album, Dig) Pygmalion Records 144322 France 2002 Sell This Version