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Deep Minor

Label: Chamsa Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Transit Strike Blues; Kandels Burning; New Orleans Funeral March; Waltz for Piazzolla; Sirba; Nossim Hora; AfroJewban Suite; Tzitzit.

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Alex Kontorovich: Deep Minor

Read "Deep Minor" reviewed by Jim Santella

With his program of eight original compositions, clarinetist and alto saxophonist Alex Kontorovich combines klezmer with modern jazz on Deep Minor, his debut as leader. While expressing the exotic nature of his quartet's unique sound, the title also reflects the spiritual feelings evident in the music. Progressive in concept, the album soars with ...

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Alex Kontorovich: Deep Minor

Read "Deep Minor" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Twenty-six year-old, Russia-born/New York-based clarinetist/saxophonist Alex Kontorovich is a phenomenon. He's a martial arts black belt, math professor at Brown University, “Bird-head" by his own definition, but one that is also well versed with John Coltrane's legacy. He's also a key member of Klezmer and Ska bands including Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, The Klez Dispensers, ...

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Alex Kontorovich: Deep Minor

Read "Deep Minor" reviewed by Troy Collins

The Radical Jewish Cultural movement, spurred into existence by avant-garde composer John Zorn, is already in its second decade and steadily progressing into the future. Russian-born saxophonist/clarinetist Alex Kontorovich is part of a new generation embracing the wild and wooly rhythms and primal harmonic inflections of an ancient ethnic subculture. Co-founder of the Klez ...


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