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Yosi Levy: Acoustic Project II: The Duo

Read "Acoustic Project II: The Duo" reviewed by Dave Linn

Yosi Levy was born in Israel and began playing guitar at the age of 12. After a mandatory stint in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), he began working professionally in clubs around Israel. In the early 1980s, he decided to move to New York City and study classical guitar at the prestigious Mannes College of Music in New York. Toward the end of his 5+ year stint there, Levy established a connection with saxophonist Dave Liebman and with Liebman, recorded ...

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Yosi Levy: The Yosi Levy Acoustic Project

Read "The Yosi Levy Acoustic Project" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The Yosi Levy Acoustic Project is truly amazing musical experience that merges into a virtuosic whole the seemingly disparate musics of Israeli folk music, jazz and Indian tabla rhythms. Each member of the trio is a master of his instrument; Levy can perform anything his mind hears on his acoustic guitar (and self-accompanying) voice, Ilan Salem is the desert wind incarnate, and Bickram Ghosh both drives the group and reacts instantly as needed. The music is acoustic, despite ...

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Yosi Levy: The Yosi Levy Acoustic Project

Read "The Yosi Levy Acoustic Project" reviewed by James Nadal

Beyond the element of surprise found in the music of exotic lands, there is the alluring mystery which emanates from the ancestral origins of the culture itself. Guitarist Yosi Levy, with The Acoustic Project, has produced an amazing fusion of traditional Middle Eastern and Indian music injected with improvisational jazz textures and nuances, offering an amalgamation which sounds vaguely familiar yet remains furtive and mystical. Levy is an accomplished guitarist with an innate intellectual knowledge of Israeli music, ...


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