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Artist: Steinitz, Edgar
Title: Roots Unknown
Format: CD
Label: OA2 RECORDS  ( )
Catalog Number:22149
Barcode:805552214925 itemnumber=1000122163
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 1/19/2018
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Jewish Music influenced Jazz Septet 

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With an artistic hand lent by legendary bassist David Friesen, clarinetist Edgar Steinitz presents a soulful debut recording. Honoring his heritage, Steinitz taps into a deep spirituality inspired by the joyous melodies of traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish music, offering originals and improvisations in their spirit. Besides Friesen on bass, "Roots Unknown" features an ensemble of accordion, violin, and percussion along with master improviser, trumpeter and saxophonist Jay Thomas. Combining the refined musical tastes of the Northern European Ashkenazi, and the strong Afro-Latin influences from the Northern African and South American Sephardic communities, Steinitz discovers a rich and significant musical landscape to explore.

Track Listing
[4:10]  Back To Life  

[13:03]  Jewish Jazz Jam (JJJ) Suite 

 Peace and Wholeness (Oseh Shalom)   

 Healing Mind, Body and Spirit (Mi Shebarach)   

 Hope (Hatikvah)  

 Rejoice (Nagila)  

[6:47]  Liberation (Ma Lecha Hayam)   

[0:29]  Segue 1  

[4:09]  Yiddish Blues  

[3:03]  Perseverance  

[4:50]  Sephardic Blues / Into The Shadow of Lodz 

[0:35]  Segue 2    

[7:12]  Grant Peace (Sim Shalom)  

[1:26]  May Love Find Its Way To You  

Performers on this Album
Edgar Steinitz - Clarinets & Soprano Sax
Bonnie Birch - Accordion
Jeff Busch - Percussion
Julian Smedley - Violin & Viola
Wayne Porter - Drum
David Friesen - Hemage Bass
Jay Thomas - Flugelhorn, Flute, Tenor Sax, Trumpet
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Release Format: CD         
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