This album of popular yidish songs is the logical result of a series of encounters. First, there was the encounter of three artists whose friendship grew while making this record. The second was their common approach to the music. The third was the blending of each musician's sensitivity and artistry. The adventure began during an evening shared among friends. Spontaneously, a person took his violin, a second picked his accordion, and a third added his voice. That jam session, performing yiddish songs, was the first step toward recording this album. The recording was made a few weeks afterwards by the same friends at the same place.
The present recording is more than just a personal attachment to the music it contains, it's a nostalgic feast of a forgotten era. A deeply heartfelt album of eastern Europe jewish music perfectly performed by the trio.
Az Der Rebbe
Modeh Ani Lifonekho
Rozhinkalekh Mit Mandlen
A Kalte Nakht
Comments from Amazon:
By A Customer:
I am grateful that Chansons Yiddish has been reprinted. One of the best ensembles I heard, instruments and voices are just perfect.
By I. A. Finkelstein:
This recording has been out of print in the US for years. After I bought Leiser's sequel CD, Yankele, I really wanted this one. I finally found it in a music store in Paris last year. These are wonderful performances, from the heart and soul, performed brilliantly. Leiser is not a professional singer, but the wisdom and joy he brings to these songs makes this a special album for lovers of Yiddish music. Highly recommended.