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David Chevan: The Days of Awe

Read "The Days of Awe" reviewed by Elliott Simon


With the Afro-Semitic Experience, bassist David Chevan and pianist Warren Byrd use jazz to entice African American and Jewish spiritual music to meet as brothers. On Chevan's first solo effort, The Days of Awe , he instead chooses to filter Jewish High Holy Day melodies through a multifaceted “jazz prism." The outcome is highly accessible music that retains its original dignity. Six of the nine pieces are from the repertoire of Cantor Yoselle Rosenblatt (1882-1933), arguably the most famous Jewish ...

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David Chevan and Warren Byrd: Let Us Break Bread Together

Read "Let Us Break Bread Together" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The title of this disc--along with its subtitle, “Further explorations of the Afro-Semitic experience"--may suggest difficult listening. (Ceremonial, restrictive, and heavy are a few words that may come to mind.) But rest assured, that's not at all the case. Let Us Break Bread Together is more a joyous celebration of diversity than it is any kind of solemn piece of gravity.

Pianist Warren Byrd and bassist David Chevan work together on these duo improvisations, melding a variety of approaches into ...


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