The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2018, Squidco LLC


Bernstein, Steven: Diaspora Suite (Tzadik)

Steven Bernstein's fourth installment in his Diaspora series, exploring Jewish tradition through original compositions performed with Ben Goldberg, Peter Apfelbaum, &c.
 

Price: $13.95


Quantity:

Out of Stock
Special Order


Shipping Weight: 5.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 702397812227

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8122
Squidco Product Code: 9040

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Personnel:

Peter Apfelbaum-Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Qarqabas

Steven Bernstein-Trumpet

Ben Goldberg-Clarinet, Contra Alto Clarinet

John Schott-Electric Guitar

Scott Amandola-Drums

Will Bernard-Electric Guitar Sweeteners

Nels Cline-Electric Guitar

Jeff Cressman-Trombone

Devin Hoff-Electric Bass

Josh Jones-Drums, Percussion



Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. Reuben

2. Simeon (Yis May Chu)

3. Levi

4. Judah

5. Dan

6. Naphtali

7. Gad

8. Asher

9. Issachar

10. Zebulon

11. Joseph

12. Benjamin
Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Tzadik
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
Instant Rewards

sample the album:


descriptions, reviews, &c.

"With groups like Sex Mob, Millennial Territory Orchestra and Diaspora Soul, Steven Bernstein is energizing the downtown scene with a passionate and indefatigable creativity. His brilliance continues with Diaspora Suite, the fourth installment in his Diaspora series for Tzadik and perhaps the best! Twelve original compositions exploring the Jewish tradition are brilliantly performed by a nonet of California musicians including Ben Goldberg, Peter Apfelbaum and several key players from his legendary band the Hieroglyphics. Channeling Miles Davis, Gil Evans and the Sephardic traditions of Darkness and Light, this is fabulous new Jewish music by one of the most talented and charismatic figures in the downtown scene."-Tzadik


Artist Biographies:

"Steven Bernstein (born October 8, 1961), is an American trumpeter, slide trumpeter, arranger/composer and bandleader from New York City, who lives outside of musical convention.

He is best known for his work as an arranger and a trumpet player in his bands Sexmob, the Millennial Territory Orchestra, The Lounge Lizards, Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9, and The Midnight Ramble Band, which have garnered him four DownBeat® Critics Poll Awards, three GRAMMY® Awards, one GRAMMY® Award nomination, and a London Times "Jazz Record of the Year" Award. He has worked on over 131 recordings and has played with a diverse group of jazz giants such as Rosewell Rudd, Sam Rivers, Don Bryon, David Murray, Dave Berger, Mocean Worker, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, and others including My Morning Jacket, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Digable Planets, Sting, Courtney Love, and Ryuichi Sakamoto."

-Steven Bernstein Website (http://www.stevenbernstein.net/bio/)
10/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Ben Goldberg is an American clarinet player and composer. Born August 8, 1959 (age 58) in Denver, Colorado.

He grew up in Denver, Colorado. Goldberg grew up playing clarinet, playing in school bands, and has an undergraduate music degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master of Arts in composition from Mills College. He was a pupil of clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo, and studied with Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano. Interested in the intersection between jazz (the music) and clarinet (the instrument), Goldberg started exploring the rich clarinet traditions found in klezmer music.

After a stint with the Bay Area band The Klezmorim, he branched out and created his own band, the New Klezmer Trio, named after the New Tango Quintet,[citation needed] with Dan Seamans and Kenny Wollesen. This was the first of many ensembles that Goldberg would lead and/or participate in, primarily in and around the Bay Area. The New Klezmer Trio has produced three albums and the free improvisation on "Masks and Faces" was described as having "kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music." Goldberg's musicality is inspiring, to audiences and to his fellow musicians; "Sometimes the most influential musicians are the ones who don't call much attention to themselves. Take Berkeley clarinetist Ben Goldberg, who for the past two decades has quietly inspired some of the Bay Area's most creative musicians."

In addition to composing for and playing in the Ben Goldberg Quintet, he has performed in the groups Tin Hat, Plays Monk, Myra Melford's Be Bread, Nels Cline's New Monastery, Afterlife Music Radio, and Go Home. The eleven-piece Ben Goldberg's Brainchild performs his on-the-spot compositions.

Goldberg has played with Bill Frisell, Don Byron, Ellery Eskelin, Jenny Scheinman, John Zorn, Mark Dresser, Mark Feldman, Miya Masaoka, Roswell Rudd, Steven Bernstein, Vijay Iyer, Wayne Horvitz, and Zeena Parkins.

Goldberg is also the founder of the music label BAG Production.

Recently Goldberg has branched out into songwriting. His "Orphic Machine" project, largely commissioned by Chamber Music America, premiered at the Jewish Music Festival in March 2012 and was also performed in Los Angeles, California. The song-cycle is based on the writings of Allen Grossman and, for one critic, "the piece's thoughtful, sprawling compositions course through such a variety of styles and open-ended impulses that it would be tempting to dub this a new kind of world music." Regarding songwriting and composing, in a 2010 profile piece in All About Jazz, Goldberg said, "I don't just want to give people something that they can appreciate or understand, or that makes them think, or something like that. I used to kind of feel that that's what I wanted to do, but that's not what I want anymore. I want to give people something that they can love." "

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Goldberg)
10/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Nels Courtney Cline (born January 4, 1956 in Los Angeles) is an American guitarist and composer. He has been the guitarist for the band Wilco since 2004.

He first came to prominence in the 1980s playing jazz, often in collaboration with his twin brother Alex Cline, a drummer. Since then, he has worked with a wide range of musicians in punk and alternative rock, notably Mike Watt and Thurston Moore. He also leads the groups the Nels Cline Singers and Nels Cline Trio.

Cline was named the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in November 2011."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nels_Cline)
10/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Devin Hoff is a double-bassist, bass guitarist, guitarist and songwriter. He began playing music seriously at age 15, and has continued to do so ever since, foregoing college as he was already working at his chosen profession. Torn between the visceral energies of punk and metal and the spiritual freedom of free jazz in his youth, he has spent the last 20-plus years exploring the resonance and dissonance of these musical tendencies. Devin has played and recorded with many musicians and bands over the years, including Carla Bozulich, Nels Cline, Vijay Iyer, Carla Kihlstedt, Joshua Redman, Kira Roessler, Mike Watt, and Xiu Xiu. His main creative vehicles of the past decade or so are the "crust jazz" bass/drums duo Good For Cows (with drummer Ches Smith) and his ongoing solo bass project, The Devin Hoff Platform. He also plays under a pseudonym in various crust punk and metal projects."

-Ken Vandermark Website (http://kenvandermark.com/2013/10/made-to-break-biography/)
10/12/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Goldberg, Ben / John Schott / Trevor Dunn
Almost Never
(Nuscope)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Lopes, Luis Lisbon Berlin Trio
The Line
(Clean Feed)
Brotzmann / Edwards / Noble
Soulfood Available
(Clean Feed)
De Beren Gieren plus Susana Santos Silva
The Detour Fish (Live in Ljubljana)
(Clean Feed)
Smith, Wadada Leo / Lewis, George / Zorn, John
Sonic Rivers
(Tzadik)
Baptista, Cyro & Banquet Of The Spirits
Banquet Of The Spirits - The Book Of Angels Volume 17
(Tzadik)
The Dreamers - Zorn, John
Ipos: The Book Of Angels Vol. 14
(Tzadik)
Ensemble SuperMusique
Y'a du bruit dans ma cabane
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Townhouse Orchestra (E.Parker/ Sandell / Flaten / Nilssen-Love)
Belle Ville
(Clean Feed)
Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York
Summer Suite
(Libra)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Guewel
(Clean Feed)
Fujii Trio, Satoko
Trace A River
(Libra)
Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir
An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney
(Another Timbre)
Maybe Monday
Unsquare
(Intakt)
Zorn, John Bar Kokhba Sextet
Lucifer: The Book Of Angels Volume 10
(Tzadik)
Zorn, John
The Dreamers
(Tzadik)
Various Artists
That Mysterious Forest Below London Bridge
(Matchless)
Butcher / Muller / van der Schyff
Way Out Northwest
(Drip Audio)
Double Duo (Verploegen / Mengelberg / Tamura / Fujii)
Crossword Puzzle
(Libra)
Junk Box (Tamura / Fujii / Hollenbeck)
Fragment
(Libra)
Koh / Fujii / Reichman
Yamabuki
(Libra)
Fujii / Tamura / Sharp / Kato
In the Tank
(Libra)
Mezei Solo, Szilard
When Spring
(Not Two Records)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Sacred Insects of Ancient Egypt
(Chadula)
ElSaffar, Amir
Two Rivers
(Pi Recordings)
Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Chris Corsano
A Glancing Blow
(Clean Feed)

Search for other titles on the Tzadik label.