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Born in 1969 in Petah-Tikva, Israel, Asaf later moved to the town of Rehovot, where he spent his teens and early twenties. This was an influential move for Asaf, as it was here amongst the diverse cultural influences he found in Rehovot that Asaf began to show an interest in music and rhythm. In Rehovot he lived amongst people from North Africa, east and central Europe, and the Middle East. Living in Shaarayim, the Yemenite neighbourhood in Rehovot, Asaf was particularly drawn to Yemenite culture, music, and rhythms. At the age of 12 Asaf began drum lessons, while also having a strong interest in playing electric bass



Label: ACT Music
Released: 2023
Track listing: Phlox; Xanadu I; Rangwali; Xanadu II; Middle Ground; Xanadu III; Intro to Viridian; Viridian; Falu.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New music from Eric Krasno, The Devine King Project and Yoni Mayraz

Read "New music from Eric Krasno, The Devine King Project and Yoni Mayraz" reviewed by Len Davis

A mixed selection of new music from Eric Krasno and Stanton Moore with Book of Queens, Japanese band Jizue from Biotop, Spanish guitarist David Munoz and bassist Vincen Garcia and from the UK The Devine King Project. A mini Moonjune festival of Prog with Asaf Sirkis, Dewa Budjana, Stick Men and the Vasil Hadzimanov Band. From ...


Article: Play This!

Tim Garland: Sama'i For Peace

Read "Tim Garland: Sama'i For Peace" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Ever completely miss an album that has a bunch of guys that you expressly keep an ear to the ground for? Well, it even happens to music writers. Just in case you missed out too, here's a fine track from Tim Garland's One (Edition, 2016) featuring Jason Rebello, Asaf Sirkis and Ant Law. ...


Article: Album Review

Emma Rawicz: Chroma

Read "Chroma" reviewed by Tom Spargo

There are only so many times that one can use phrases such as “emerging talent" or “upcoming star" before one must concede that the artist in question has in fact made it into the major league of jazz. With the August 2023 release of her second full-length album Chroma on the label ACT, this is precisely ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Billy Cobham, Markus Reuter, Mark Lettieri and Eivind Aarset

Read "Billy Cobham, Markus Reuter, Mark Lettieri and Eivind Aarset" reviewed by Len Davis

Spanish guitarist Chema Vilchez, Billy Cobham, Serbian band Bosque and German touch guitarist Markus Reuter. Jordan Rudess, Mark Lettieri and Hungarian band European Mantra then Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset.Playlist Chema Vilchez “Lost In The Labyrinth" from The Dream of the Navigator (Enfasis) 00:00 Billy Cobham “Mirage" from Compass Point (Purple Pyramid)07:11 Bosque “Escape From ...


Article: Liner Notes

Dwiki Dharmawan: Pasar Klewer

Read "Dwiki Dharmawan: Pasar Klewer" reviewed by John Kelman

Indonesian keyboard star Dwiki Dharmawan returns following his 2015 MoonJune Records debut, the more fusion-heavy So Far, So Close, with the even more ambitious Pasar Klewer. This vibrant, acoustic piano-driven two-CD set features the cream of Britain's younger expat crop, blending with Indonesian musicians to create a passionate, seamless cultural cross-pollination. Bassist Yaron Stavi ...


Article: Record Label Profile

Edition Records: A Guide To The First Fifteen Years

Read "Edition Records: A Guide To The First Fifteen Years" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Edition Records celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2023. The label founded in Cardiff in 2008 by keyboardist Dave Stapleton has come a long way in that time. Initially conceived of as a means to release his own music and that of his friends, Edition Records went from being a cottage industry to a position as one ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Live Music From John McLaughlin, Antoine Pierre Urbex Electric And Petite Blonde

Read "Live Music From John McLaughlin, Antoine Pierre Urbex Electric And Petite Blonde" reviewed by Len Davis

Live music from around the world with John McLaughlin from Boston, Saraswati at Montreaux, Antoine Pierre-Urbex Electric in Belgium and Bill Evans and the late Victor Bailey in Germany. Plus Asaf Sirkis from Solar Flash and from 1976 and 1978 the late Barbara Thompson. Also, Trevor Watts from Another Time. Playlist John McLaughlin “You ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Remembering Chick Corea

Read "Remembering Chick Corea" reviewed by Len Davis

We remember Chick Corea on the first anniversary of his passing—Return To Forever, Elektric Band, and music from his collaborations with Steve Gadd and John McLaughlin. Plus music from the Moonjune Records sampler. Playlist Return To Forever “Theme To the Mothership" from Hymn Of The Second Galaxy (Polydor) 00:00 Chick Corea Electric Band “King ...


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