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The Magician: Live in Jerusalem

Alon Farber Hagiga

The Magician: Live in Jerusalem

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558288722
Catnr: ORIGIN 82887
Release date: 31 May 2024
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Label
Origin Records
UPC
0805558288722
Catalogue number
ORIGIN 82887
Release date
31 May 2024
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About the album

Beginning with Dave Douglas' contributions to John Zorn's Masada, through his seminal albums of the '90s, Israeli saxophonist Alon Farber has been deeply inspired by the beauty and uniqueness of the trumpeter's expansive sonic output. Hoping to someday find the opportunity to cross musical paths, that day came in the summer of 2023 as Douglas joined Farber's accomplished group, Hagiga (meaning, appropriately, “celebration”), at the Jerusalem Jazz Festival. Providing the band with great inspiration, Alon dubbed Douglas "the magician," as he lifted the ensemble with his presence, his tunes offering stimulating landscapes for them to explore, while Hagiga's iridescent chemistry delivered their own magic.
Angefangen bei Dave Douglas' Beiträgen zu John Zorns Masada bis hin zu seinen bahnbrechenden Alben der 90er Jahre hat sich der israelische Saxophonist Alon Farber von der Schönheit und Einzigartigkeit des Trompeters und seinem weitreichenden musikalischen Schaffen inspirieren lassen. In der Hoffnung, dass sich seine musikalischen Wege eines Tages kreuzen würden, schloss sich Douglas im Sommer 2023 Farbers versierter Gruppe Hagiga (was so viel wie "Feier" bedeutet) beim Jerusalem Jazz Festival an. Alon nannte Douglas "den Magier", der die Band mit seiner Präsenz inspirierte. Seine Melodien boten dem Ensemble anregende Landschaften, die es zu erkunden galt, während Hagigas schillernde Chemie ihre eigene Magie entfaltete.

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Alon Farber (saxophone)

Alon Farber, the band leader, studied Jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and is a recipient of the Israeli Prime Minister's Award for Jazz Composers (2016) and the Wayne Shorter Award for Composers (1998). He is one of the founders of the Israeli Jazz Orchestra in which he plays lead saxophone, and also serves as associate arranger and composer.
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Alon Farber, the band leader, studied Jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and is a recipient of the Israeli Prime Minister's Award for Jazz Composers (2016) and the Wayne Shorter Award for Composers (1998). He is one of the founders of the Israeli Jazz Orchestra in which he plays lead saxophone, and also serves as associate arranger and composer.

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Alon Farber Hagiga

Hagiga in Hebrew means “celebration” and in our music we celebrate the cultural divergence of our Israeli heritage. Hagiga is inspired by the variety of musical flavors and colors of the “Israeli soundtrack.' Our compositions cross musical genres and are influenced by Swing, Moroccan, Funk and Brazilian backgrounds. It is this unique 'celebration” of original Israeli jazz that is Hagiga. ​ Alon Farber Hagiga was founded in 2001 by Alon Farber and Dani Benedikt, and have since then released four albums: Exposure and Optimistic View were released by Fresh Sound Records (Barcelona). Nathan Halaway from jazzreviews.com named Hagiga 'one of the finer groups that the Fresh Sound label has produced.' New Directions, released by QFTF (Berlin), prompted internationally acclaimed saxophonist Eli Degibri...
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Hagiga in Hebrew means “celebration” and in our music we celebrate the cultural divergence of our Israeli heritage. Hagiga is inspired by the variety of musical flavors and colors of the “Israeli soundtrack." Our compositions cross musical genres and are influenced by Swing, Moroccan, Funk and Brazilian backgrounds. It is this unique "celebration” of original Israeli jazz that is Hagiga.
​ Alon Farber Hagiga was founded in 2001 by Alon Farber and Dani Benedikt, and have since then released four albums: Exposure and Optimistic View were released by Fresh Sound Records (Barcelona). Nathan Halaway from jazzreviews.com named Hagiga "one of the finer groups that the Fresh Sound label has produced." New Directions, released by QFTF (Berlin), prompted internationally acclaimed saxophonist Eli Degibri to note: "Taking their time, the band captivates the listener through a deliberate, fascinating and wondrous journey." In September 2021 Hagiga's new album Reflecting on Freedom was released on one of the leading jazz labels in the world, Origin Records.
Hagiga has performed at local and international jazz festivals, and venues, including the Paris Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Jerusalem International Jazz Festival, OCT-LOFT Festival (Shenzen, China), Tel Aviv International Jazz festival, The B-flat (Berlin), and Israeli International showcases. Over the years Hagiga has collaborated with amazingly talented and important artists such as Omri Mor, Eli Degibri, Anat Cohen, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Ofer Ganor, Omer Klein, Amit Friedman, Amos Hoffman and many others.
Alon Farber, the band leader, studied Jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and is a recipient of the Israeli Prime Minister's Award for Jazz Composers (2016) and the Wayne Shorter Award for Composers (1998). He is one of the founders of the Israeli Jazz Orchestra in which he plays lead saxophone, and also serves as associate arranger and composer.

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Dave Douglas (trumpet)

Composer(s)

Dave Douglas (trumpet)

Alon Farber (saxophone)

Alon Farber, the band leader, studied Jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and is a recipient of the Israeli Prime Minister's Award for Jazz Composers (2016) and the Wayne Shorter Award for Composers (1998). He is one of the founders of the Israeli Jazz Orchestra in which he plays lead saxophone, and also serves as associate arranger and composer.
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Alon Farber, the band leader, studied Jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and is a recipient of the Israeli Prime Minister's Award for Jazz Composers (2016) and the Wayne Shorter Award for Composers (1998). He is one of the founders of the Israeli Jazz Orchestra in which he plays lead saxophone, and also serves as associate arranger and composer.

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