Itamar Borochov – Blue Nights (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:29 minutes | 506 MB | Genre: Jazz
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After the excellent “Boomerang” album released in 2016, critically acclaimed in France and around the world, Itamar Borochov once more exhibits what he can do best: putting forward his talents as an experienced melodist and a musician inhabited by a dominant spirit.
Though his hard bop past may come out at times in the structure of his compositions, this new journey proposed by Itamar Borochov (trumpet), his brother Avri (contrabass), Rob Clearfield (piano) and Jay Sawyer (drums) transports us into a space so deep and so dense that we find ourselves sucked up by all these calls from the tradition and this so modern music.
As a deep believer, Borochov also throws his authenticity into his search for “the Divine” even in the music he offers. He catches glimpses of it in various settings, both sacred and profane.
“There is a lot of fine music making to be enjoyed here, and I was struck by the potentially very wide appeal of the music; Motherlands would surely do well on Radio 3, while Right Now is a shoe-in for China Moses’ late night Jazz FM show. It’s very well worth your time and attention.” (Mark McKergow, London Jazz News)
1. Right Now (5:59)
2. Blue Nights (5:50)
3. Motherlands (Feat. Innov Gnawa) (5:08)
4. Maalem (4:43)
5. Daasa! (4:58)
6. Garden Dog Sleeps (3:50)
7. Broken Vessels (4:08)
8. Revolutionizin’ (6:34)
9. Kol Haolam Kulo – Take Me To The Bridge (5:37)
Itamar Borochov, trumpet
Rob Clearfield, piano
Avri Borochov, bass, oud
Jay Sawyer, drums
Innov Gnawa, vocals (track 3)
Maalem Hassan Ben Jaafer, vocals
Samir Langus, chorus, qraqeb
Amino Belyamani, chorus, qraqeb