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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jake Marmer: Hermeneutic Stomp

Read "Hermeneutic Stomp" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Jake Marmer is an observant jew, poet, and dedicated scholar of beat poetry, the blues, and jazz legacy. He was born in Ukraine, emigrated to New York with a short time in between in Jerusalem, Israel. His poetry, perceived by himself as a work in progress, borrows colorful images from Jewish Talmudic texts and Chassidic chants, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Patty Cronheim: Days Like These

Read "Days Like These" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Livia Devereux's Night Winds Whisper (Self Produced, 2010) sported a very jazzy “Walking After Midnight" , proving that well-written music can survive in any genre climate. Patty Cronheim proves the same on Days Like These, a disc also populated with lesser-known standards and forays outside of the typical jazz realm.

Stevie Wonder's “Superstition" ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Patty Cronheim: Days Like These

Read "Days Like These" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It started during a sing-along in the family car; little Patty Cronheim broke into harmony. The seed was planted, and now the vocalist is in full bloom. Drawing from a variety of influences in pop, jazz, blues and South American styles, Cronheim has released her first recording as a leader, Days Like These.

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NEWS: RECORDING

Greg Wall's Later Prophets Featuring Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein Release Passionate New CD

Greg Wall's Later Prophets Featuring Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein Release Passionate New CD

“HA’OROT: The Lights of Rav Kook” on TZADIK Wall Simultaneously Straddles the Gates of the Ancient and Avant-garde “The soulful performances of all the pieces succeed to parallel and complement the texts with organic affinity and unity and leave enough space for reflection. Their inventiveness and the richness of the musical vocabulary of the band members suggest ...

Greg Wall's Later Prophets: Ha'Orot: The Kook Project

Read "Ha'Orot: The Kook Project" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Rabbi Avraam Izchak HaCohen Kook (1865-1935) was one of the most influential and inspirational religious Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. Kook was a man who was humanistic in his philosophy. He preached for vegetarianism and was interested in the arts (he thought that Rembrandt was a tzadik, a righteous man), though his philosophy was deeply ...

Greg Wall: Later Prophets

Read "Later Prophets" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

What do you recommend for that always-searching jazz fan who has heard everything? Maybe a CD by Hasidic New Wave (how's that for a category?) saxophonist/clarinetist/composer Greg Wall.

The story of Ezekiel inspired Wall's latest offering, Later Prophets : Ezekiel ..."whose prophecy resurrecting dry bones after the destruction of the temple contains a great message ...

Greg Wall: Later Prophets

Read "Later Prophets" reviewed by John Kelman

On Later Prophets , his third release as a leader, reedman Greg Wall continues to use traditional Jewish music as a starting point, as he has with Hasidic New Wave, but the complexion is altogether different. Traversing the diverse from an authentic ethnic style to Ayler-like freedom, from ambient work reminiscent of Mal Waldron’s work on ...


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