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Steinitz, Edgar / Roots Unknown
Album:Roots Unknown Collection:Jazz
Artist:Steinitz, Edgar Added:01/2018
Label:Oa2 Records 

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Add Date:2018-01-30 Pull Date:2018-04-03 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-01-25 
Reviewed: 2018-01-25
Genre: Jazz
FCCS: none
Review: brilliant piece of ethnic jazz fusion, combining the musical tradtions 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.
If You Like: Andy Statman, Anouar Brahem
Track review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ To Life (L’Chayim) (4:10) – horns start> midtempo jam> fiddle solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> fade
*2/ Jewish Jazz Jam Suite (13:03): 1/ Peace & Wholeness (Oseh Shalom) (3:35), 2/ Healing Mind, Body, And Spirit (Mi Shebeirach) (3:13), 3/ Hope (Hatikvah) (3:75), 4/ Rejoice (Nagila) (2:79)
3/ Liberation (Ma Lecha Hayam) (6:47) –
4/ Segue 1 (0:29) – short uptempo trumpet solo
5/ Yiddish Blues (4:09) – plucked guitar starts> midtempo jam> quick fade/false stop> crescendo end
*6/ Perseverance (3:03) – clarinet starts>slow jam> bass clarinet solo> percussion solo> slow jam> fade
*7/ Sephardic Blues & Into The Shadow Of Lodz (4:50) - clarinet starts> slow jam swings to midtempo> bass solo> midtempo jam> fade
8/ Segue 2 (0:35) – short clarinet solo
*9/ Grant Peace (Sim Shalom) (7:12) – uptempo jam with full band to start> trumpet solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
10/ May Love Find Its Way To You (1:26) – slow clarinet solo

Track Listing
1.To Life (L' Chaim) 6.Perserverance
2.Jewish Jazz Jam Suite: 1/ Peace & Wholeness (Oseh Shalom), 2/ Healing Mind, Body 7.Sephardic Blues: & Into The Shadow Of Lodz
3.Liberation (Ma Lech Hayam) 8.Segue 2
4.Segue 1 9.Grant Peace (Sim Shalom)
5.Yiddish Blues 10.May Love Find It's Way To You