Wednesday, July 30, 2014


“So Nodiff calls me up: ‘Dave, can you play a Russian session?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘Good, so you’ll come down next week and make a Russian session.’ So I went; I make. Two weeks later I make another Jewish session with Schwartz; whatever Nodiff gave me: Russian, Polish, Greek . . .” — Clarinetist Dave Tarras on his early sessions as a sideman; from Henry Sapoznik’s notes to Dave Tarras: Yiddish-American Klezmer Music—1925–1956 (Yazoo, 1992).

Russkyj Orkestr “Moskva” • Pas D'Espan • 1925

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