Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hasidic New Wave-Psycho-Semitic,CD,1998,Israel

When five Downtown New York improvisers with deep roots in the jazztradition embrace the Hasidic musical legacy and the scintillating rhythmsof the holy land, a new voice emerges. Blending together an intensemixture of ethnic and cosmopolitan sounds, Hasidic New Wave fuses spiritualsongs from Hasidic dynasties to funk and jazz, Arabic dances withavant-garde rock, and juxtaposes horas and freylekhs with sheerimprovisation. Hasidic New Wave's alternatingly ecstatic and meditativeperformances, imbued (as is consistent with Hasidic tradition) with joy andpassion, has led critics to liken the band to Sun Ra meets Jimi Hendrix ata Jewish wedding and exclaim HNW marries Hasidic music to avant-jazz,spinning traditional Jewish celebratory songs into extended Jazzimprovisations that incorporate ferocious horn blowing and raucous electricguitar solos.
Thanks to Maria for this.Great Jazz meets Lounge,meets rock,meets eastern music gem here.

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Cellar said...

thank you, but what happened to using Xirror??

Anonymous said...

thanks, looking forward to this, Bruce