Boston Arts Review

“Boston has no shortage of klezmer bands, but Ezekiel’s Wheels has a playfully inventive style which makes it one of the best.”

Beverly Creasey

Boston Arts Review

The Noise

“To a lot of listeners Klezmer music is similar to classical and this ensemble’s second full length album [Turning Point] proves this true. Their sound has the familiarity of chamber music and the energy and force of dance band music; and the passion and creativity behind the notes and arrangements make this all- instrumental release unique and very good. Ezekiel’s Wheels are internationally known and members Abigale Reisman and Jonathan Cannon on violins, Kirsten Lamb on upright bass, Nat Seelan on clarinet and Pete Fanelli blowing the trombone play locked in to each other every measure, every song. Check out “Doina For Duke,” “Fiddler’s Sirba,” and “Nat’s Nign” to hear their collective virtuosity. I really like how the songs change tempo and direction mid- song; starting off like an Irish jig or even snake charming music and then morphing into jazz with an improv feel to finish the melody. Listen to “Johannes Khosifl,” “Barry’s Bulgar,” “Traveler’s Terkisher,” and “Arthur and The KCB” to hear their variety and cleverness. The closing tune “Dobranotsh” is strictly chamber music. The zeal and quirkiness on this release keep the ear interested. Cool stuff. Check it out.”

A.J. Wachtel

The Noise

International Jewish Music Festival

“Listening to Ezekiel’s Wheels is like listening to a good Jewish joke: even when you already know it, you enjoy hearing it again, provided that it’s told well. The jury commends the group for their feeling of the klezmer tradition. More than in many other groups, their playing struck the jury as a celebration of true musical democracy. For the audience it’s a joy to watch (and hear) how the group’s members really listen to each other, making room for each other and reacting to fine nuances and shifts in the playing of the other band members. The jury was particularly impressed by their rendition of La Rosa Enflorece: a beautifully structured and tasteful feat of creativity, with a special word of praise for their double bass player.”

Jury Review

International Jewish Music Festival

© 2018 Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezemer Band

© 2018 Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezemer Band