Jerusalem Trilogy

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For pianist/composer Matt Herskowitz, merging music from Jerusalem with jazz means adding heady progressive notions of improvisation on top of traditional liturgy. A string section, Daniel Schnyder's saxophone, and the deep blue chords Herskowitz uses as embellishment create a new, fresh, resonant music. A tumbling, cascading sound comes out of Herskowitz's piano during "Polonaise Libanaise," but in contrast, the hard-edged, monster rock waltz "Crossbones" shows possible influences from John Bonham or Keith Moon. Hymnal, classical chamber music, blues, and even crazed, angular sounds are also heard on this diverse and well-crafted project that simply cannot be pigeonholed as klezmer ...
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All Music Guide
For pianist/composer Matt Herskowitz, merging music from Jerusalem with jazz means adding heady progressive notions of improvisation on top of traditional liturgy. A string section, Daniel Schnyder's saxophone, and the deep blue chords Herskowitz uses as embellishment create a new, fresh, resonant music. A tumbling, cascading sound comes out of Herskowitz's piano during "Polonaise Libanaise," but in contrast, the hard-edged, monster rock waltz "Crossbones" shows possible influences from John Bonham or Keith Moon. Hymnal, classical chamber music, blues, and even crazed, angular sounds are also heard on this diverse and well-crafted project that simply cannot be pigeonholed as klezmer fusion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2010
  • Label: Justin Time Records
  • UPC: 068944023929
  • Catalog Number: 239
  • Sales rank: 282,590

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matt Herskowitz Primary Artist, Piano
Daniel Schnyder Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Randy Crafton Percussion
Mat Fieldes Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Bassam Saba Oud
David Rozenblatt Drums
Lara St. John Violin
Mike Block Cello
Technical Credits
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Daniel Schnyder Producer, Liner Notes
Karen Birdgenaw Art Direction
Carl Talbot Mastering
Randy Crafton Engineering
Matt Herskowitz Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Avraham Brudna Composer
Jim West Executive Producer
Patrick Ross translation
Alexandre Lebedeff translation
Robert Lapointe Layout
Jessica Gal translation
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