Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A founding member of the internationally acclaimed punk/ jazz/new music ensemble Gutbucket, composer/guitarist Ty Citerman delves deep into his Jewish roots in this brilliant new project for the Tzadik Jewish series. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as the Beat Generation, medieval Eastern European and Asian music modes and the rich depths of Kabbalistic mysticism, Ty has fashioned an intense and colorful program of modernist music that blends klezmer, nigunim, jazz, rock, classical and more. Featuring a unique quartet of bass clarinet, trumpet, drums and iconoclastic guitar, Ty's most ambitious and powerful project to date is also his most personal and heartfelt.
Personnel: Ty Citerman (electric guitar, prepared guitar, electronics); Ken Thomson (bass clarinet); Ben Holmes (trumpet); Adam Gold (drums).
Audio Mixer: Damon Whittemore.
Recording information: Flux Studios, NYC (12/22/2013-12/23/2013).
Arranger: Ty Citerman.