Klezmer (klez'mer) Jewish folk music that contains elements of Gypsy, Central European, Turkish, Greek and other folk musics. Stereotyped "bar mitzvah music", it fell out of fashion from the 1940's until the 1970's when a revival of Yiddish music featured recreations of the music heard on scratchy 78's. The style soon expanded to include fusions with other styles — different rock and jazz sounds, bluegrass, even surf music and avant interpretations.
New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars
The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars (NOKAS)...