Mizmor is a fiery and exotic collection of original jazz, based upon the ancient cantillations of old Marrakech, the buoyant chassidic melodies of Kazimierz and, at times, the glorious modal improvisations of John Coltrane.
Tevet Sela and Jason Rosenblatt's Mizmor is a fiery and exotic collection of original music inspired by the ancient cantillations of old Morocco, the uplifting klezmer melodies of Eastern-Europe and the glorious modal improvisations of John Coltrane.
This collaborative project showcases the extreme versatility of alto saxophonist Tevet Sela, a creative force with a luscious tone who brings a rare wealth and breadth of influences to his playing. This adept and dexterous post-bopper’s music is often drenched in heavy blues and the Middle-Eastern inflections of his Israeli cultural heritage.
He is joined by composer and pianist Jason Rosenblatt. With a touch that blends 60s jazz with the insistence and drive of Jewish dance music, Rosenblatt’s penchant for the music of Eastern Europe rounds out this project and provides Mizmor with a complete spectrum of sounds from East to West.