Zeydes un Eyniklekh brings together several generations of American klezmer musicians in a musical tribute to the "King of Klezmer", clarinetist Dave Tarras (1897-1989). A consummate master of the art of klezmer ornamentation, Joel Rubin is accompanied by the Epstein Brothers Orchestra. Together they perform the wedding and celebratory music of the Eastern European immigrants in America. After the recording sessions were over, the legendary Max Epstein said of Rubin`s playing: "He has surpassed my idol, Dave Tarras". The Epstein Brothers, who are recipients of the prestigious 1998 National Heritage Award from the US National Endowment for the Arts, Sokolow and Rubinstein all played at various times with Dave Tarras, the clarinetist from the Ukraine who is the embodiment of "klezmer" for several generations of American Jews.