Just Joo it up a little bit, says Joshua Bell

Just Joo it up a little bit, says Joshua Bell


norman lebrecht

November 23, 2013

The first of our seasonal gifts has arrived.


  • Eleanor says:

    Mazeltov! Just in time for Hanukah which coincides neatly with Thanksgiving.

  • nlhartmann says:

    Whatever you celebrate, Josh and friends can definitely make it happy with their musical gifts.

  • Alberto Martinez says:

    The musicianship is excellent , the arranging is excellent too flowing from one piece of another and all is done with great humour. Although I wonder if Joo , Joshua Bell and Igudesman can make a vocal group too !!!!

  • stanley cohen says:

    Brilliant – and nary a sight/sound of that famous Bavarian carol Ma’oz Tzur!

  • Careena Bernstein says:

    What fun! Marvellous musicianship, Really a bit of everything.

  • Mary Lou Fallis says:

    Great fun, great musicianship, very interfaith. Happy Holidays. Thx for posting.

  • Lauren says:

    Great stuff!

  • Alexander Skeaping says:

    Hilarious, AND Brilliant, too!

  • Eric says:

    Just saw/heard Mr. Bell with the Dallas Symphony on Thursday evening.

    Simply stunning, to say the least!!!!

    JB & the orchestra are top notch!!!!

  • more stuff with the depth of a pancake

  • Betty says:

    Simply beautiful music, loved it. Betty

  • lkayb says:

    My 85-year-old, raised-Orthodox dad is going to love this when I show him tomorrow at Thanksgiving. Very sweet, and glad for all the diversity! Good musicianship, too.

  • If those red candelabras are supposed to be menorahs, they are missing 2 candles.

    • stanley cohen says:

      One of the benefits of a Reform education is a total lack of awareness of many of the niceties of orthodox life – here a Menorah [as in the Temple, had seven branches] whereas a Chanukiah, for the festival of Chanukah has nine branches – one for each of the eight days and one for the ‘Servant’ or Shamash, with which the others are lit.

  • DeanaBlack. says:

    This is wonderful. I just came from a Menorah lighting ceremony in Traditions Fl. over looking a beautiful lake with the sun setting . the Chabad House of Sturart Fl. put it on ,and it was wonderful. Traditional, non traditional,, and the Rabbi tied it in with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah . It was truly a celebration of both cultures.