KlezmerShack: “The Klezmatics / אַפיקורסים Apikorsim (Heretics)”

May 7th, 2017

The KlemerShack’s review of Apikorsim. Read the full article online here! “The generational meaning of Helen Keller’s quote could easily be applied to the Klezmatics successfully breaking and remaking the idea of what Jewish music was a generation ago, now the model for better klezmer bands everyone and no longer sounding so heretical. Be that as […]

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Gapplegate Music Review: “The Klezmatics, Apikorsim, Heretics”

January 27th, 2017

The Gabbplegate Music Review’s thoughts on Apikorsim. Read the full article here! “It is music to savor, an album that will remind you that the musical world we inhabit is a remarkably fluid one, that the river of world heritage is wide so long as we have creative musicians like the Klezmatics to renew our immersion […]

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World Music Central: “Artist Profiles: The Klezmatics”

January 21st, 2017

The World Music Central website profiled the Klezmatics, going over the band’s full history! Read the full article online here. “In 1988, The Klezmatics were primarily playing clubs and parties in New York. Through the influence of Ben Mandelson of 3 Mustaphas 3, they were invited to play at the first annual Heimatklange Festival in […]

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Mike Regenstreif: “The Klezmatics – Apikorsim/Heretics”

January 21st, 2017

Folk music expert Mike Regenstreif’s review of The Klezmatics album Apikorsim. Read the full article online here! “In some ways, it’s an album of contrasts. On the one hand, there are songs like “Zol shoyn kumen di geule (May Redemption Come),” a joyous longing for the coming of the Messiah, and “Ver firt di ale shifn? […]

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PopMatters: “The 12 Best World Music Albums of 2016”

December 16th, 2016

The PopMatters staff named Apikorsim as one of their top 12 favorite world albums in 2016. Read the full article here! “Whether playing traditional material or their original numbers, they electrified audiences with a sound that was powerfully physical and deeply spiritual. A late ‘80s show I caught at the original Knitting Factory on Manhattan’s Lower […]

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North Jersey: “Klezmatics celebrate 30 years of Old World music”

November 27th, 2016

An interview and profile on the Klezmatics by NorthJersey.com. Read the full article here! “‘Heretics’ also sees the Klezmatics recording for the first time as a pure sextet. There are no guest appearances or additional musicians, as on the band’s other recordings. ‘I’m really happy that it’s just the six of us,’ Morrissett said. ‘We’re […]

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Jewish Journal: “Klezmatics bringing a healthy dose of heresy on tour”

November 22nd, 2016

The Jewish Journal’s interview and feature on The Klezmatics in advance of their California tour in the winter of 2016. Read the full article online here! “For many Jews, the Yiddish word apikorsim — used as a cutting term by one Jewish denomination to describe the perceived religious deficits of another — is mostly familiar […]

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The Guardian: “The Klezmatics: Apokorsim (Heretics) review – complex and rebellious”

November 17th, 2016

The Guardian’s review of Apikorsim. Read the full article online here! “The best track, My Mother’s Mirror, starts with a clanging bell and develops into a slow, exquisite lament about ageing that shows off their fine harmony vocals.”

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The American Jewish World: “Heretics and marching bands”

November 16th, 2016

The American Jewish World’s review of Apikorism. Read the full article here! “And so the album goes, song after song, from stately tradition to freewheeling anarchy, from heresy to orthodoxy, from old-world fiddle solos to angular contemporary arrangement, as though one necessarily follows the other, as though music can prove Helen Keller was on to something.”

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Financial Times: “The Klezmatics: Apikorsim — review”

October 21st, 2016

The Financial Times’ review of Apikorism. Read the full article here! “A joyously melancholic interplay of Frank London’s trumpet, Lorin Sklamberg’s accordion and Lisa Gutkin’s violin.”

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