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Jerusalem Trilogy

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>Herskowitz, Matt : Polonaise Libanaise, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Jerusalem Trilogy, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Gottingen, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Crossbones, for ensemble
>Brudna, Avraham : Duologue on Under Your White Starry Heaven, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Prokofiev's Revenge (after Prokofiev's Etude in C minor, Op. 2/3)

Album Summary

>Herskowitz, Matt : Polonaise Libanaise, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Jerusalem Trilogy, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Gottingen, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Crossbones, for ensemble
>Brudna, Avraham : Duologue on Under Your White Starry Heaven, for ensemble
>Herskowitz, Matt : Prokofiev's Revenge (after Prokofiev's Etude in C minor, Op. 2/3)
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Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kaleidoscope Sound Studios, Union City, NJ (12/2009/02/2010).

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.

REVIEWS:

JazzTimes (p.69) - "Herskowitz exhibits his commanding keyboard skills and improvisational daring throughout."



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Works Details

>Herskowitz, Matt : Polonaise Libanaise, for ensemble
  • Performers: David Rosenblatt (Drums); Mat Fieldes (Double Bass); Lara St. John (Violin); Randy Crafton (Percussion); Matt Herskowitz (Piano); Bassam Saba (Oud); Daniel Schnyder (Flute); Mike Block (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Herskowitz, Matt : Jerusalem Trilogy, for ensemble
  • Performers: Bassam Saba (Oud); Randy Crafton (Percussion); Daniel Schnyder (Flute); Mat Fieldes (Double Bass); Matt Herskowitz (Piano); Lara St. John (Violin); Mike Block (Cello); David Rosenblatt (Drums)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Herskowitz, Matt : Gottingen, for ensemble
  • Performers: Lara St. John (Violin); Mat Fieldes (Double Bass); Randy Crafton (Percussion); Matt Herskowitz (Piano); Bassam Saba (Oud); Mike Block (Cello); David Rosenblatt (Drums); Daniel Schnyder (Flute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Herskowitz, Matt : Crossbones, for ensemble
  • Performers: Bassam Saba (Oud); Daniel Schnyder (Flute); Mike Block (Cello); David Rosenblatt (Drums); Lara St. John (Violin); Mat Fieldes (Double Bass); Randy Crafton (Percussion); Matt Herskowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Brudna, Avraham : Duologue on Under Your White Starry Heaven, for ensemble
  • Performers: David Rosenblatt (Drums); Mike Block (Cello); Matt Herskowitz (Piano); Mat Fieldes (Double Bass); Daniel Schnyder (Flute); Randy Crafton (Percussion); Lara St. John (Violin); Bassam Saba (Oud)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.

>Herskowitz, Matt : Prokofiev's Revenge (after Prokofiev's Etude in C minor, Op. 2/3)
  • Performers: Daniel Schnyder (Flute); David Rosenblatt (Drums); Bassam Saba (Oud); Matt Herskowitz (Piano); Randy Crafton (Percussion); Lara St. John (Violin); Mat Fieldes (Double Bass); Mike Block (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary