Posts Tagged “Mazeltov Mis Amigos”

  • Falafel, Freilach, and Frijoles: From Mambo to Borscht

    October 4th, 2012 | Events | admin | No Comments

    Good friend of the Idelsohn Society, Grammy Award winning Arturo O’Farrill, and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, have put together a concert experience that explores the relationship between the Latino and Jewish communities. Presented at Symphony Space in NYC, “Falafel, Freilach and Frijoles: From Mambo to Borscht” is loosely based on Idelsohn re-releases Bagels &

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  • Mazeltov, Mis Amigos

    August 30th, 2010 | Mazeltov, Mis Amigos, Past Events | admin | No Comments

    In 1961 the legendary jazz label Riverside Records released Mazeltov, Mis Amigos, an album of “Yiddish favorites in Latin tempo,” by Juan Calle and His Latin Lantzmen. The band who performed these mid-century dance floor fusions was an only-in-America supergroup that wasn’t as Jewish as their name made them sound. Juan Calle was John Cali, …

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  • “Jews on Vinyl” in the LA Daily News

    May 25th, 2010 | Blog | admin | No Comments

    The LA Daily News had a great piece on the Idelsohn Society and the “Jews on Vinyl” exhibition at Skirball (now through September 5th).

    KPCC, Southern Califnornia’s public radio, also interviewed our own Josh Kun last week about the exhibit. Listen to it here.

    To celebrate the music of “Jews on Vinyl”, Skirball is …

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  • Celebrating Clark Terry

    January 21st, 2010 | Blog | admin | No Comments

    Jazz legend Clark Terry was one of the “Latin Lanzmen” who played behind “Juan Calle” on the 1961 Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos album we re-issued last year. He couldn’t join us when we brought the album back to life at Lincoln Center, but his legacy was felt in every note and every solo. He turns …

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  • A Taste of Mazel Tov at Lincoln Center

    October 6th, 2009 | Blog, Irving Fields, Mazeltov, Mis Amigos | admin | No Comments

    The remarkable Gregor Ehrlich cut this short piece which takes us back to one lazy day at the end of summer in which Arturo O’Farrill lead a cast of thousands in a recreation of Mazeltov, Mis Amigos. This snippet includes glimpses of Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood, Arturo, and Irving Fields, who incidentally is celebrating …

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