Radical Jewish Culture
New Klezmer Trio :  Masks and Faces
Cat. # 7112
Released 1996
cd time - 53:47
US Price $16.00
Following the astounding Melt Zonk Rewire , Tzadik is reissuing the out-of-print first album by San Francisco's New Klezmer Trio. Masks And Faces is a modern Jewish classic, presenting avant garde reinterpretations of traditional tunes and new compositions expanding the klezmer tradition. This landmark album, originally released in 1990 on the Nine Winds label, was a precursor to John Zorn's Masada, and pointed the direction for future possibilities in Jewish Music.

Leader Ben Goldberg, has performed and recorded with artists ranging from Cecil Taylor, to Alvin Curran to the Charlie Hunter Trio to Eugene Chadbourne. Drummer Kenny Wollesen has played with Tom Waits, John Zorn's Masada and Dim Sum Clip Job among others. Bassist Dan Seamans lives in Vermont.
Ben Goldberg: Clarinet
Dan Seamans: Bass
Kenny Wollesen: Drums