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15 December 2011

News From Veretski Pass

Veretski Pass
Music from the Carpathian Bow

Cookie Segelstein - Violin, Viola
Joshua Horowitz – Cimbalom, Chromatic Button Accordion, Piano
Stuart Brotman - Bass, Basy, Tilinca, Baraban

“…Veretski Pass, one hot band!” Chicago Sun Times

“…Veretski Pass stands out as something bold, unusual and musically satisfying.” Simon Broughton, BBC and Songlines Magazine

"… No one else on the local scene - or any other scene - is doing what Veretski Pass is. The tunes are mysterious, enthralling and beautiful." Eric R. Danton, Hartford Courant

Sound Samples and Info on Veretski Pass albums:
First Album ( Veretski Pass ) 2004, Second Album ( Trafik ) 2008, Latest Album ( The Klezmer Shul Live ) 2011 Veretski Pass Website

Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays “Old Country” music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia; Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania; Hutzul wedding music from Carpathian-Ruthenia; and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Veretski Pass recently performed at the Concertgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, and their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10-best recording lists of journalists.

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Please contact Golden Horn with your inquiries. Golden Horn Records • P.O. Box 5776 • Walnut Creek, CA 94596 www.goldenhorn.com