From the Belly of Abraham

From the Belly of Abraham

by Hasidic New Wave
     
 
Klezmer-jazz being one of the most welcome hybrid music forms to rise in the last ten years, Hasidic New Wave now adds further excitement to that mix with From the Belly of Abraham. Joining the quintet are Alioune Faye & Yakar Rhythms, a Senegalese drum group that brings an unprecedented level of drive and pulse to the melodies

Overview

Klezmer-jazz being one of the most welcome hybrid music forms to rise in the last ten years, Hasidic New Wave now adds further excitement to that mix with From the Belly of Abraham. Joining the quintet are Alioune Faye & Yakar Rhythms, a Senegalese drum group that brings an unprecedented level of drive and pulse to the melodies constructed by bandleaders Frank London (trumpet, flügelhorn) and Greg Wall (tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet). With the sessions subtitled "Adventures of the Afro-Semetic Diaspora," Hasidic New Wave and friends make a powerful statement about the ancestral connections (musical, religious, cultural) between sub-Saharan Africa and the traditional Jewish Holy Land. A Wolof-language invocation to Mohammed from Faye and a new arrangement of the 19th century Jewish hymn "Yemin Hashem" over the top of a beat constructed by Yakar add considerable substance to the message. Expressive, modern, and highly danceable too.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2001
Label:
Knitting Factory
UPC:
0035828029421
catalogNumber:
294

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hasidic New Wave   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Fima Ephron   Bass
David Fiuczynski   Guitar
Frank London   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Aaron Alexander   Drums,Djembe,M'Beng
Greg Wall   Clarinet,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Saft   Organ,Guest Appearance
Abdoulaye Diop   Djembe,Dun-dun,Sabar,M'Beng
Alioune Faye   Djembe,Dun-dun,Sabar,M'Beng
Yakar Rhythms   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Michael Dorf   Executive Producer
Fima Ephron   Composer
Frank London   Composer,Producer
Aaron Alexander   Arranger,Producer,Concept,Introduction
Greg Wall   Composer,Producer
Robert Harari   Engineer
Matt Seitz   Engineer
Randy Crafton   Engineer
Alioune Faye   Tama
Peter Karl   Engineer

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