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Israeli Song by Alon Farber

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Album Title: Reflecting on Freedom
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021

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About the Album

Now entering its third decade as an ensemble, Hagiga's founder, saxophonist Alon Farber looked to Eddie Harris's "Freedom Jazz Dance" as inspiration and a theme for their 4th recording, ‘Reflecting on Freedom.’ Hagiga revels in the diversity of musical flavors and colors that make up the “Israeli soundtrack.”  With an exciting three horn frontline - reminiscent of some Dave Douglas or Booker Little ensembles - they draw liberally from Swing, Moroccan, Funk and Brazilian musics in creating their wide-ranging, highly personal sound. Farber's bold compositions reflect his years at the forefront of Israel's jazz scene - including co-founding the Israeli Jazz Orchestra & receiving the Prime Minister's Award for Jazz Composers - and his time in America while studying at Berklee, where he won the Wayne Shorter Award for Composers. "Hagiga has been at the forefront of the miraculous envelope-pushing curve of Israeli jazz for some years now."  - Barry Davis

Song Listing

Israeli Song; Reflecting on Freedom & Freedom Jazz Dance; Theme for Michal; Ima; Fresh Start; More Monkeys, Please; You'll See the Way; Hammouda; Farbalak.

Personnel

Alon Farber
saxophone
Yehonatan Cohen
saxophone
Oded Meir
trombone
Eden Giat
piano
Roy Oliel
drums
Sarai Zak-Levi
voice / vocals
Rony Iwryn
percussion

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Date featured

August 26, 2021

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