Stuart Brotman and Michael Alpert are consummate musicians who have dedicated themselves to revivifying the klezmer tradition, sans shmaltz. Stuart taught himself to play the cymbalom, a traditional Eastern European klezmer instrument, and hellishly difficult to play. Michael brings a pure tenor, fluent Yiddish, and a scholar's attention to detail to forming his vocal and violin styles.
I.B. Singer said if all the Jews who died in the Holocaust could be resurrected, their first question would be, "What's good to read?" Perhpas their next question might be, "Who are the hot klezmorim?" Stuart and Michael deserve to make the list.