Modern klezmer without jazz references is almost unthinkable, but ex-Bratsch clarinetist Peylet is wildly successful continuing the folkloric-based "new klezmer" experiments he began with Duo Peylet-Cuinot. It isn't just the insistence that the emotional and textural complexity of klezmer demand the virtuosity of a classical musician. It's Peylet's embrace of Yiddish music's endless capacity to surprise that turn many of these studied duets -- with violin, accordion, piano, voice -- into explosive revelations.
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AllMusic Review by Bob Tarte