Oral history with Julius, Max, and William Epstein focuses on their lives as musicians and their rise to prominence as klezmer musicians toward the later stages of their careers. It sheds light on the origins of klezmer music, its development as a genre, and its status among different communities of Jewish people throughout the twentieth century. The interview provides insight into the nature of the Epstein Brothers' relationship with prominent musicians of their time such as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and Dave Tarras. A discussion of the 1996 documentary A Tickle in the Heart that is focused on the life of the Epstein Brothers is also included.
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