Re-release of a classic! This 1966 vinyl record would become a trendsetter in the field of contemporary Chassidic music for years to come. Now remastered and the original artwork transferred, the album is available on CD. The CD itself looks like a miniature record with grooves! Truly a collectors item and great gift for music lovers.
The following is an excerpt from the liner notes of the original 1966 Mark 3 recording:
“On a mild July evening, seven years ago , on a semi-lit stage in Camp Hi-Li, three musicians (who
were to become known as The Mark 3) met and played their first note together. To all present, it was
obvious that they were witnessing the birth of a sound-a sound that was to bring to Israeli and Chassidic
music a depth which it had never before known.
The Mark 3 followed their own musical inclinations and blended the sound of the times with the music of
the past. In Jewish music the clarinet had always predominated with the orchestra serving as a
background. The Mark 3 attempted to weave a musical fabric wherein each instrument contributes its
unique characteristics to a superb tonal blend. One hears a robust, full bodied, engrossing sound.
Almost overnight they were catapulted into the center of the Jewish musical world playing concerts,
weddings, and music festivals.”
July 2018 marks the 58th anniversary of the founding of The Mark 3, and 52 years since Sy Kushner, Ben
Hulkower and Jordan Penkower released “The New Jewish Sound-The Mark 3 Orchestra and Singers .
It was to become the seminal opus: an album that was to influence the course of Jewish music for years
to come. Combining New World Jewish melodies with an Old World klezmer beat, The Mark 3 used the
accordion, alto sax, tenor sax, string bass, electric guitar, clarinet, trombone and drums in a manner not
previously heard in Jewish music. Each instrument had an equal voice in the ensemble sound while the
solo quality of each instrument was also highlighted. The Mark 3 performed at concerts, NCSY(National
Conference of Synagogue Youth) conventions, as well as weddings and Bar-Bat Mitzvahs and dinners.
They were one of the most sought after groups of the 60’s. Nulite Music proudly announces the re-
release of this album in CD format. We hope that a new generation will experience the joys of this
timeless music and all generations will reacquaint themselves with this classic.
Full size liner notes from the original record jacket are available from email@example.com
Ben Hulkower: Drums
Sy Kushner: Accordion
Jordan Penkower: Alto Sax
Chizik Epstein: Clarinet
Harvey Goldin : Tenor Sax, Clarinet solo on Mizmor L’Dovid, Flute solo on Dabeir Eilai Bifrachim
Rick Heckendorn: String Bass
Jack Leone: Electric Guitar
Hy Simon: Trombone
Mike Chernick, Jackie Gross, Monty Penkower