Frank London A Night in the Old Marketplace

Frank London A Night in the Old Marketplace

Frank London of the Klezmatics brings an old Yiddish play to life with his score to A Night in the Old Marketplace. It’s a dark show, created from a mix of jazz, klezmer and cabaret, based on a 1907 Yiddish play by I.L Perez’s. The thing is just dripping with incredible talent, and the words by Glen Berger don’t step on the music, or the music on the words. Even without following the complicated text in the liner notes the sensations of misty murk and warring inner demons come through perfectly. It’s man’s arguments with himself, with others, with God, and with everyone all at once, all swirling and dancing together to little conclusion but great festivity, closing with a rousing tavern ditty and an appearance, both randomly and somehow appropriately, by They Might Be Giants. "In a Tavern up in Pinsk, all the corpses have a drink…” (Soundbrush)