UK, 8 musicians

The Yiddish Twist Orchestra is an allstar band under the guidance of twistneck guitarist Ben Mandelson (3 Mustaphas 3, Triaboliques) and David Bitelli (Elton John, Richard Thompson) with Soho's retro king Natty Bo on vocals (Ska Cubano, Top Cats), sizzling Latin trombonist Paul Taylor (Snowboy, Roberto Pla) and Hammond maestro Robin Harris (La Machine). Their music pays homage to the genius and paranoia of Bergman, the anonymous beatnik funkateer who got the slums and salons on both sides of the water dancing to that pounding Yiddish beat.