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Roman Kunsman Discography of CDs


Heavy Skies Heavy Skies CD (2003)
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Roman Kunsman music CDs In the new liner notes that he wrote for Heavy Skies in 2003, producer Hank O'Neal attributes the late Roman Kunsman's lack of commercial success to the fact that he "was never in the right place at the right time." O'Neal speaks the truth; although Kunsman was a talented alto saxophonist, flutist, and composer, he never received the sort of break that would have made him better known in the jazz world. Regrettably, Heavy Skies went unreleased for 24 years. O'Neal and George Avakian co-produced the album in 1979, and jazz critic Nat Hentoff was hired to write the liner notes. But for various reasons, Heavy Skies didn't come out until 2003 -- the year after Kunsman's death. It isn't hard to see why O'Neal and Avakian believed in the Russian-Jewish improviser; Kunsman was an expressive soloist whose jazz playing was informed by the Euro-classical, Jewish, and folk traditions of Eastern Europe. Kunsman, in fact, was quite capable of playing traditional Jewish music, but he sticks to a jazz-oriented approach on this intriguing CD. Heavy Skies has one foot in advanced post-bop and the other in fusion; Kunsman draws on the '60s post-bop of Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk as well as the electric fusion of Weather Report and post-1968 Miles Davis. And having all those post-bop influences makes perfect sense when you consider that traditional Jewish music involves modal playing -- there are definite parallels between klezmer music and Coltrane's early-'60s explorations. Although Kunsman pieces like "Elevation" and "Magic Birds" tend to be cerebral and abstract, the musician's soulfulness comes through. Nonetheless, this is music that must be accepted on its own terms, and Heavy Skies offers rewards to those who aren't afraid of some abstraction. ~ Alex Henderson Recorded at Downtown Sound, New York, New York in August & Sepetember 1979. Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff. Personnel: Roman Kunsman (alto saxophone); Phil Clendeninn (flute, keyboards); Gerry "The Gov" Brown (drums); Badal Roy (tabla). Audio Remixer: Jon Bates. Liner Note Authors: George Avakian; Hank O'Neal; Nat Hentoff. Recording information: Downtown Sound, New York, NY (08/06/1979-09/12/1979). Photographer: Rollo Phlecks. Personnel: Roman Kunsman (alto saxophone, flute); Phil Clendeninn (keyboards); Alex Blake ...
Klezmer Klezmer CD (1998)
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Jewish Fiddle Vol. 2 Jewish Fiddle Vol. 2 CD (1998)
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Jewish Fiddle Jewish Fiddle CD (1998)
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Songs Everybody Loves Songs Everybody Loves CD (1996)
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Roman Kunsman discography Track Listing of songs: Bashana Haba'ah; Lu Ye'hi; Shademati; Ani Nosseh Imi; Lo Nafsik Lashir; Ashrei Yoshevei Beitecha; Kova Shel Kash; Zur Mishelo Achalnu; Perach Halilach;

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Popular or famous Roman Kunsman music songs: Combinations, Bashana Haba'ah, Heavy Skies, Magic Birds, Fata Morgana, Body And Soul, Toward Higher Lights. More music songs Elevation, Perach Halilach Live, Kova Shel Kash, Lu Yehi, Ani Nosseh Imi, Ashrei Yoshevei Beitecha, Lo Nafsik Lashir. More music songs Shademati, Zur Mishelo Achalnu. See All Songs

Roman Kunsman CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Badal RoyMiles Davis, Garth Hudson, Douglas J. Cuomo, Dharma Jazz, Steve Khan, Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes, John Mclaughlin, Arturo O'Farrill
Alex BlakeRandy Weston, Don Pullen, Jimmy Buffett, Jonathan Butler, Cafe Soul All Stars, Billy Cobham, Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors, Mac Gollehon, Babatunde Lea
Gerry "The Gov" Brown
Phil Clendeninn

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