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Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite

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Racconta Steven Bernstein, nelle note di copertina di questo Diaspora Suite [nuova tappa di un percorso che ha già prodotto tre splendidi e eterogenei dischi a partire dalla tradizione cantoriale: Diaspora Soul, Diaspora Blues e Diaspora Hollywood], dell'insistenza di John Zorn affinchè il nuovo progetto contenesse tutto materiale originale. Questo desiderio, unito alla reunion - in ricordo di ...

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Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite

Read "Diaspora Suite" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Diaspora Suite is the fourth installment of trumpeter Steven Bernstein's Diaspora series, which explores the connections between Jewish melodic traditions and contemporary styles. And it may be the most personal. The six-hour session was recorded in Oakland, California--Bernstein's hometown--and included musicians he's played with since grade school: multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum, trombonist Jeff Cressman and drummer Josh ...

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Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite

Read "Diaspora Suite" reviewed by Troy Collins

Diaspora Suite is trumpeter and bandleader Steven Bernstein's fourth recording (and first of all original material) in a series dedicated to radical reinterpretations of traditional Yiddish melodies. After a memorial for the late director Robert Altman (Bernstein scored Altman's Kansas City), he reflected on a quote from Altman, “Create an event and shoot it like you ...

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Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite

Read "Diaspora Suite" reviewed by John Kelman

Leaving behind the west coast cool of 2004's Diaspora Hollywood, Steven Bernstein travels 350 miles north along the California coast to Oakland for the edgier, left coast avant of Diaspora Suite. It's the freest, most aggressive disc in the trumpeter's Diaspora series, which began with 1999's Diaspora Soul and continued with 2002's Diaspora Blues, all four ...