Jerusalem Trilogy

Jerusalem Trilogy

by Matt Herskowitz



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2010
Label: Justin Time Records
UPC: 0068944023929
catalogNumber: 239

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
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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