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Pincus & The Pig: A Klezmer Tale

By: Glenn Dickson, Maurice Sendak, David Harris, Michael McLaughlin

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1   Introductions Buy Buy  
2   Did You Hear Of Boychick Pincus? Buy Buy  
3   The Duck And Birdie Buy Buy  
4   Suddenly, Pincus Spied A Cat? Buy Buy  
5   Zeyde Comes Out Buy Buy  
6   No Sooner Had They Disappeared Inside? Buy Buy  
7   So Now, This Is How Things Stood Buy Buy  
8   Fly Down And Tease The Pig? Buy Buy  
9   Suddenly, Cossacks Sprang Out Of The Woods Buy Buy  
10   Now, Imagine The Triumphant Procession Buy Buy  
11   And If You Listen Very Carefully? Buy Buy  
12   Scheherezade Buy Buy  
13   Waltz Buy Buy  
14   Gnoissienne No. 4 Buy Buy  
15   Mazzesinsel Strut Buy Buy  

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John Zorn's Tzadik label is known for putting out, among other things, a variety of radical Jewish music projects, but there is nothing radical about Pincus And The Pig. Here the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra teams up with noted illustrator and children's book author Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are) for a decidedly Yiddish retelling of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter And The Wolf. The band (which also did Klezmer Nutcracker) plays a fun style of traditional klezmer with original instrumentation, but it's Sendak who really ups the ante by rewriting the story and narrating it with the hammed-up flair of a favorite Jewish uncle as he tosses in such colorful expressions as "Meshuga" and "Nudnik." (A booklet accompanies the album so listeners and follow along, and there's also a glossary of the terminology.) Sendak also does the artwork, which includes drawings of the characters, and kids even get stickers of the characters. Yes, the kitsch factor on this Bubeleh is up there, but everyone involved seems to be having fun with it, and so should listeners. -- Tad Hendrickson

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