M. was born on 3 July 1879
in Galati, Rumania. His father was Moshe Tsimbler, who
had acted on the Turkish-Russian Front, from there he
brought a little money and became a [protsentnik]. M.
had with his father learned notes and played the cymbal
and at the age of eleven learned with a teacher to play
the violin. At the age of fourteen he began to travel
with the Yiddish "Bretl Singer" Kaner, who had, every
time, sang in [music monitoring=muzik-bagleytung]. M.
was the first to introduce music to the [didoziker]
"concert production", which he used to acoompany on the
cymbal. M. also composed music for the songs "Der
reyzender" and "Az moshiakh vet kumen", which had been
heard in popular repertoire, as well melodious [tsu]
other folksongs and duets for Kaner and his wife.
This function M. maintained
later in Lemberg with Shlomo Aged in inns, then until
1906 with Asher Feierstein and Moshe the Blind across
the provinces of Galicia, Rumania, Hungary and also a
short time in Constantinople.
In 1907 M. came to America,
where he used to perform with cymbals in hotel
orchestras, and since 1914 he opened in New York his
famous restaurant, where he further performed with
M. is a cousin of Jacob Yona