|Is He Listening? CD (2009) Top Seller
John Telfer music CDs IS HE LISTENING? is the fourth Tzadik release by the Israeli multi-instrumentalist Koby Israelite. The label notes state that IS HE is Israelite's "sly take on easy listening." Sly it may be since what strikes one about the album, at least on first hearing, is the heavy, tight, and loud rock guitar playing and exuberant drumming. To be sure there are all the familiar Jewish and klezmer themes on hand as well as a variety of instruments to play them, including accordion (guest Marius Manole from the neo-gypsy band gypsy band Taraf de Haidouks), clarinet, mandolin, and buzuki. Israelite plays all of these instruments and others too numerous to list but what ultimately comes across is a strong, centered musical personality holding together the frequent overdubbing, hard-edged drum-and-bass rhythms, and lively Balkan- Middle Eastern styles.
Recording information: Bamba Studios, London, England (2008).
Author: Larry David .
Arranger: Yaron Stavi.
Personnel: Koby Israelite (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, flute, accordion, clarinet, soprano saxophone, piano, keyboards, electric bass, drums, clay drum); Yaron Stavi (vocals, upright bass, electric bass); Michael Israelite (vocals, electric bass, dumbek); Mor Karbasi (vocals); Ofir Gal (guitar); Joe Taylor (oud); Tigran Aleksanyan (duduk, ...
||Unknown Masada CD (2003) |
John Telfer CD discography OK, by now everyone familiar with John Zorn's Masada project should realize that it's actually a songbook, and not a band per se. Unknown Masada is the third installment in the Masada 10th Anniversary series, presenting tunes from the book that had not been ...
||Snowbug CD (1999) |
John Telfer discography The fifth High Llamas record, SNOWBUG, continues main-man Sean O'Hagan's fascination with--and focus on--highly orchestrated, intricately detailed, and spectacularly clean '60s-revisionist pop music. Polished to a shiny gleam, each track reflects brightly, suggesting ...