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Yitzhak Yedid: Arabic Violin Bass Piano Trio – Suite in Four Movements

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Il quarantunenne pianista israeliano (ma australiano d'adozione) Yitzhak Yedid guida in questo stimolante lavoro un trio felicemente in equilibrio fra retaggio etnico, scrittura di ascendenza classico-occidentale e sperimentalismo di marca jazzistica. Yedid, in effetti, ha praticato nel corso degli anni tutti e tre questi ambiti, in qualche misura effigiati ciascuno - a volere un po' schematizzare - attraverso uno dei tre membri del gruppo. Così il violino arabo di Sami Kheshaiboun porta in dote tutte le malìe della musica d'origine ...

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Yitzhak Yedid: Arabic Violin Bass Trio: Suite In Four Movements

Read "Arabic Violin Bass Trio: Suite In Four Movements" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Australia-based, Israeli composer and pianist Yitzhak Yedid continues his noble endeavor to integrate classical Arabic music, Arabic-influenced Jewish music and contemporary Western classical music, all performed with enough room for improvisation, into a new tradition. Yedid began to work on this inclusive, universal musical concept previously with the extended suite Oud Bass Piano Trio (Between the Lines, 2005). Arabic Violin Bass Trio: Suite In Four Movements does not focus on musical aspects alone, but attempts to reflect and contain the ...

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Yitzhak Yedid: Through the Window of Marc Chagall

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Come già nel suo CD d'esordio, Compositions for Solo Piano edito dalla Muse nel 1999, e dopo una serie di lavori per diverse formazioni pubblicati prevalentemente da Between the Lines (tra i quali Reflections Upon Six Images del 2006 Oud Bass Piano Trio del 2008 e Since My Soul Loved del 2009), il compositore e pianista israeliano Yitzhak Yedid torna ad un'opera solitaria. Yedid, nato a Gerusalemme nel 1971, ha fra l'altro studiato a Boston con Ran Blake e Paul ...

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Yitzhak Yedid: Since My Soul Loved

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Since My Soul Loved è una composizione in quattro movimenti per violino, viola, violoncello, contrabbasso e piano scritta a Gerusalemme nel 2005 da Yitzhak Yedid. A loro volta i quattro movimenti sono suddivisi in diverse sezioni i cui titoli chiaramente evocativi - tecnica già sperimentata in Passions and Flowers - hanno il compito di aiutare l'ascoltatore a districarsi all'interno dei grovigli sonori spesso imperscrutabili che caratterizzano Since My Soul Loved. L'intero percorso artistico e discografico del giovane pianista e compositore ...

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Yitzhak Yedid: Since My Soul Loved

Read "Since My Soul Loved" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Israeli, Australia-based composer and pianist Yitzhak Yedid dedicates his new composition Since My Soul Loved to the intertwined concept of love and happiness. “Regardless of all other events, as soon as we find love, we will find happiness," he is quoted in the liner notes. And Yedid is indeed an optimistic musician, who dedicates his art to crystallize a new musical language that encompasses different musical languages and neighboring cultures-- modern contemporary music, religious Jewish music, from Sephardic and Ashkenazi ...

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Yitzhak Yedid: Since My Soul Loved

Read "Since My Soul Loved" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Award-winning Israel-based composer/pianist Yitzhak Yedid's Since My Soul Loved casts notions of self-realization, all iterated via lucid imagery. He enables the psyche to conjure up a multitude of scenarios with these four, contemporary classical pieces, bearing resemblance to East and West song forms amid brief sojourns into avant-garde musical terrain.

Yedid outlines his multifarious composing processes and derivations within the album liners. He conveys a chamber feel, yet the differentiator pertains to the artist's morphing of western Jewish ...

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Yitzhak Yedid: Suite in Five Movements

Read "Suite in Five Movements" reviewed by Budd Kopman


With Oud Bass Piano Trio, composer and pianist Yitzhak Yedid continues on his journey of creating his own musical genre. Combining modern composition, ancient prayers and hymns and Middle Eastern folk music with improvisation, Yedid's music manages simultaneously to create strong images and emotions anchored conceptually in place and time, while also floating above it with purely abstract melodies. The album is structured like the earlier Myth of the Cave (Between the Lines, 2003) and Passions and ...


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