Living Traditions is a sister organization to The Mayrent Institute. In addition to offering the week-long winter KlezKamp, Living Traditions has issued the following recordings of traditional Yiddish music:
“Live from KlezKamp! The Staff Concerts 1985-2003”
A 2 CD set featuring the best of 20 years of KlezKamp staff concerts.
“The Green Duck/Di Grine Katshke: A Menagerie Of Yiddish Songs For Children”
Your kids will love this wonderful collection of songs about animals performed in Yiddish by Paula Teitelbaum and Lorin Sklamberg, joined by world-class klezmer musicians.
“Zvee Scooler: Der Grammeister” CD
An anthology of this beloved Yiddish actor‚Äôs selected radio performances, poetry, and even commerials was released in December 2006. This is the first in a series in Living Traditions‚Äô releases ‚Äî in the original Yiddish ‚Äî of rare selections from the Yiddish Radio Project archives.
“Ray Musiker: A Living Tradition” CD
At KlezKamp 2006, clarinet master Ray Musiker recorded the next in our “A Living Tradition” CD series, featuring Musiker‚Äôs original and classic material and backed by a stellar staff ensemble of Pete Sokolow (piano), Alex Kontorovich (alto sax), Ken Maltz (tenor sax), Jim Guttmann (bass), Aaron Alexander (drums), and Henry Sapoznik (guitar).
“German Goldenshteyn: A Living Tradition” CD
Over four days at KlezKamp 2005, the late Moldavian klezmer clarinetist German Goldenshteyn, together with a hand-picked rhythm section of today‚Äôs greatest Yiddish musicians, sat down and recorded 20 tunes from his staggering collection of over 800 bulgars, freylekhs, horas, khosidls, and sirbas. More info >>
Elaine Hoffman-Watts: A Living Tradition
Recorded at KlezKamp 2007, this live/studio recording features klezmer’s drumming doyenne, Elaine Hoffman Watts and her hand picked orchestra — including daughter Susan Watts — on a memorable recording of historic Philadelphia klezmer music at its finest.
Cantors, Klezmorim and Crooners 1905-1953: Classic Yiddish 78s From the Mayrent Collection
Living Traditions, in association with the English record label JSP has issued Cantors, Klezmorim and Crooners 1905-1953: Classic Yiddish 78s From the Mayrent Collection a 3 CD box set celebrating the Mayrent Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Yiddish 78 RPM recordings. Read Nat Hentoff’s Wall Street Journal review