Beyond the Pale
Brave Old World

It's Track 2 of this 1994 CD, "Brave Old Hora," that opens the show every week.

Fidl: Klezmer Violin
Alicia Svigals

An instrumental album of traditional klezmer tunes from the former violin player for The Klezmatics.

Fresh off Boat

Punk meets klezmer; we caught this band live at the Bowery Ballroom and got hooked.

Greetings from...
The Isle of Klezbos

All-female klezmer outfit led by drummer Eve Sicular.

Jews with Horns
The Klezmatics

A classic. This 1994 album, with its open homoeroticism and its jazz, punk, and world music influences, spawned many imitators.

Margot Leverett & The Klezmer Mountain Boys
Margot Leverett & The Klezmer Mountain Boys

Clarinetist Margot Leverett combines klezmer and bluegrass traditions.

Melt Zonk Rewire
New Klezmer Trio

Klezmer meets experimental jazz on the Tzadik label, with Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Dan Seamans on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. You've probably heard us play track 4.

Volume 2: Beit

From the great Masada series, led by John Zorn on alto sax, with Dave Douglas on trumpet, Greg Cohen on bass, and Joey Baron on drums. Track 4 gets heavy play. 

Wandering Jew
Yale Strom & Klazzj

Here Yale Strom combines Gypsy, jazz, Arabic, and Afro-Cuban music with traditional klezmer; we return again and again to some of these tracks.

Yiddish-American Klezmer Music 1925-1956
Dave Tarras

Old school. We've been known to pull out his swingin' version of "Dayenu," on track 22.