This rising star from Brooklyn sings with his trumpet, bringing together all kinds of spiritual traditions from Arabic to Sephardic music from his native Israel.
This rising star from Brooklyn sings with his trumpet, bringing together all kinds of spiritual traditions from Arabic to Sephardic music from his native Israel. Trumpeter Itamar Borochov is part of the new generation of Israeli jazz musicians making waves in New York. He grew up in Jaffa, hybrid of Jewish, Arabic and Christian cultures. His musical influences are equally diverse, from Edith Piaf to Weather Report and from Prince to Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, and his trumpet sound reveals that he has taken cue from vocal styles. His main influence remains the synagogue music from his youth. Like John Coltrane and Lee Morgan, who went back to gospel, Itamar Borochov goes back to the centuries-old Sephardic spiritual tradition. ‘A unique hybrid of the Middle East and Brooklyn, compelling technique and delicate lyricism’ (Downbeat). ‘Rich, detailed and engrossing music with an individual sound. There is a sophistication to the music making which surfaces and draws the listener in different directions’ (London Jazz News).
Itamar Borochov trumpet, Rob Clearfield piano, Cedric Raymond bass, Daniel Dor drums