Mazel Tov Cocktail Party by David Krakauer with producer Kathleen Tagg
Year Released: 2022 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: World Fusion/Klezmer/Folk/Fun Post-Genre
The album and touring project Mazel Tov Cocktail Party was conceived and created by Krakauer and producer Kathleen Tagg as a “good vibes explosion” in response to the current climate of incredible polarization and negativity that pervades our daily lives.
Along with Krakauer and Tagg, the album showcases an incredibly high-octane group of world class musicians in a cathartic expression of joy and affirmation. www.mazeltovcocktailparty.com
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Personnel: David Krakauer, Clarinet and Vocals; Kathleen Tagg, Keyboards, Cello, Accordion, Electronics/Samples; Sarah MK, MC, Vocals and Rap Vox; Martin Shamoonpour, Daf (Frame drum), jaw harp and mouth percussion; Yoshie Fruchter, Electric Guitar, Oud and Mandolin; Jerome Harris, Bass & Vocals; Bergsonist Electronics/Samples; Socalled, Electronics/Samples; Jeremy Flower aka Keepalive, Electronics/Samples
Breath & Hammer by David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg
Year Released: 2020 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Alternative Classical/World/Jazz
"For this album, we created the raw material by recording thousands of our own clarinet and piano sounds. We then wove together extended techniques and our completely untreated samples to create a large scale quasi-orchestral tapestry. No other instruments or samples are used, and many of the pieces are made up of 40 or more layers of prepared “piano orchestra” and clarinet. Fundamentally, Breath & Hammer is about connections between people and a celebration of identity through music."
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Personnel: David Krakauer: clarinet; Kathleen Tagg, piano & piano-orchestra
Together We Stand by Abraham Inc.
(David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, Socalled)
Year Released: 2019 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Klezmer/Funk/Groove/Hip-Hop
Abraham Inc., led by klezmer giant David Krakauer, funk legend Fred Wesley and producer/beats wizard Socalled, is more fired up than ever to deliver their message of unity, cross cultural collaboration, respect and tolerance. http://abrahamincmusic.com/
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David Krakauer: clarinet and vocals; Fred Wesley: trombone and vocals; Socalled: keys, sampler, vocals, and rap-vox; Jerome Harris: bass; Michael Sarin: drums; Sheryl Bailey: guitar; Allen Watsky: guitar; Brandon Wright: tenor sax (on 2, 7 and 11); Jay Rodriguez: tenor sax, baritone sax, and flute; Eddie Allen: trumpet; Andrae Murchison: section trombone; Taron Benson: rap-vox (on 11); Fat Tony: rap-vox (on 6); Sarah MK: rap-vox (on 4). With special guests Mohamed Raki: percussion; DJ Brace: turntables; Gwendolyn Welsey: vox;Joya Wesley: vox; Antonio Starr: vox
Where Worlds Collide by Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen
Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Jazz/Classical/World Music
In this unique two-piano album featuring two of South Africa's leading pianists, original compositions live alongside music by some of the giants of South African jazz. This project is Pan-African in influence, though very much rooted in a South Africa. For this recording, every one of those influences comes into play- classical training and structure, jazz improvisation, polyrhythmic influences, extended techniques, goema and the sound of selected sub-Saharan African instruments.
This is a project that is Pan-African in vision, but chamber music in scale. The pianos are used in traditional and non-traditional ways to achieve a wealth of sounds from the inside the piano by using organic extended techniques such as plucking, stopping the strings and bowed piano. http://www.taggpetersenduo.com
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Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen, pianos
Checkpoint by David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove
Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Modern Jazz
The band’s newest album digs deep into the the rock-jazz-klezmer-hip-hop fusion. Checkpoint was inspired by Krakauer’s journey to seek his Jewish roots in Eastern Europe, the one his ancestors in Poland and Russia left at the end of the 19th century. Ancestral Groove crosses the world of klezmer music, jazz, funk, contemporary and electronic music– all for the search for self identity.
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David Krakauer: clarinet; Sheryl Bailey: electric guitar; Jerome Harris: electric bass; Michael Sarin: drums; Jeremy Flower (a.k.a. Keepalive): sampler; Rob Curto: accordion (8);
John Medeski: organ (3); Marc Ribot: electric guitar (5).
The Big Picture by David Krakauer & the 35mm Orchestra
Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Modern Jazz
The Big Picture explores the inseparable relationship between music and movies while reminding the audience of their incomparable contribution as co-stars. Clarinetist extraordinaire David Krakauer s otherworldly interpretations of the music found in a myriad of moviegoer favorites including Sophie s Choice, Life is Beautiful, The Pianist, Radio Days, and more, will transport the audience to the shores of their memory banks while expanding their appreciation of one of life s great couples music and movies. http://davidkrakauer.com/
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David Krakauer: clarinet and bass clarinet; Jenny Scheinman: violin; Adam Rogers: guitars (1, 2, 4-12); Rob Burger: piano, celeste, pump organ, Hammond organ, accordion and vibes; Greg Cohen: double bass (1, 2, 4-12); Nicki Parrott: double bass (3); Sheryl Bailey: guitar (3); Keepalive: loops (3); Jim Black: drums and percussion.
Tweet Tweet by Abraham Inc. (Krakauer, Wesley, Socalled)
Year Released: 2010 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Klezmer/Funk/Groove/Hip-Hop
An unprecedented collaboration between three visionaries: David Krakauer, world-class clarinetist, Fred Wesley, legendary funk trombonist, and SoCalled, hip-hop renegade. Tweet Tweet peaked at #1 in Funk and #1 in Jewish and Yiddish Music, and #7 in Jazz on Billboard. The result is an all-out klezmer-funk dance party!
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David Krakauer: clarinet; Socalled: sampler, piano organ, and vocals; Fred Wesley: trombone; Sheryl Bailey: guitar; C Rayz Walz: rap, vocals; Katie Moore: vocals; Matthew Flowers: vocals; Joshie Armstead: vocals; Alicia Krakauer: vocals; Allen Watsky: guitar; vocals; Jerome Harris: bass; Michael Sarin: drums; Freddie Hendrix: trumpet; Brandon Wright: tenor saxophone; Will Holshouser: accordion (2); Jordan Dare: techno remix.