Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Alon Farber & Hagiga - Reflecting on Freedom (2021 Origin Records)

Alon Farber Hagiga new album "Reflecting on Freedom" will be released on September 17, 2021 under one of the best Jazz labels in the world, Origin Records (Seattle,USA). The instrumentation of Hagiga is exciting- three multi horns players and a rhythm section, and as so the writing is influenced by the works of Wayne Shorter, Dave Douglas and Booker Little. In addition to the sextet there is guest appearance here by wonderful vocalist and percussionist.

The idea for the name comes from Eddie Harris' tune; "Freedom Jazz Dance" which is quoted in the theme song. In our music we take the liberty to experiment in all kinds of moods, grooves and traditions, as the title suggests.
1. Israeli Song 05:15
2. Reflecting on Freedom 07:07
3. Theme for Michal 05:18
4. Ima (Mother) 03:40
5. Fresh Start 04:36
6. More Monkeys, Please 08:58
7. You'll See The Way 07:49
8. Hammouda 05:14
9. Farbalak 06:00

Alon Farber- Soprano and alto Saxes
Yehonatan Cohen- Tenor sax, flute and clarinet
Oded Meir- Trombone
Eden Giat- Piano
Assaf Hakimi- Bass
Roy Oliel- Drums

Special guests:
Sarai Zak-Levi – Vocal (1,3,7)
Rony Iwryn- Percussion (1,2,3,7,8)

Recorded at Bardo Studios Ramat-Gan, Israel on August 2020
Sound engineer and mixing: Bill Tsur
Mastered by Aran Lavi, Tan Tan studios, Tel Aviv, Israel
Cover photo by: Kieren Ridley
Cover design: John Bishop