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Saxophonist Greg Wall has performed and recorded with Hasidic New Wave, Greg Wall Trio, The Wall/London Band, Neshama Carlebach, the Hi-Tops, Greg Wall's Unity Orchestra, and has made many session appearances for record dates and film scores. He was the musical voice of James Earl Jones in the recent feature film "On the QT". Writing in Jazz Forum magazine Robert Buczek said, "Wall plays incredibly; his improvisations are well constructed and convincing." The Cleveland Plain Dealer adds, "He plays with a consistent power and imagination." His compositions for dance, jazz orchestra, and electronica have been widely performed and recorded

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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, ...

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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" ...

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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. Cronheim ...

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Ha'Orot: The Kook Project

Label: Tzadik
Released: 2009
Track listing: The One Who Seeks the Good (English Version); Renewal; From a Distant World; Take Me Out to the Overflowing; Nigun Ha'Rav #1; Shofar; Return of My Spirit; Nigun Ha'Rav #2; The Whispers of Existence; The Wellsprings of My Spirit; Freedom; I Am Filled with Love for God; The Four Fold Song; The One Who Seeks the Good (Hebrew Version).

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Later Prophets

Label: Tzadik
Released: 2004
Track listing: The Bones Drew Near; Zekiel Saw the Wheel; Among the Exile, By the River Kiver; Death and Resurrection; Malachi; Stoliner Nigun; Ofan (A Wheel Within a Wheel); Can These Bones Come to Life?; Lamentations

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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 ...

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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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