Jews & Blues

Oct 31, 2017

Explore the connection between the wail of the cantor and the slide of a blues note--where jazz and western swing meet the klezmorium. Legendary R&B producer Jerry Wexler recalls working with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and more.  Banjo player, and author Henry Sapoznik talks about going from Old Time Country back to the music of his roots, klezmer.  Plus jazz-inflected western swing, swinging klezmer and more.