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- With four releases on legendary John Zorn’s alt-Jewish label Tzadik, the words that trip easily off the tongue about Koby Israelite are ‘maverick’, ‘genius’, ‘prolific’, ‘avant-garde’, ‘impossible to categorise’. And yet this Israeli-born South Londoner - whose musical journey took him from classical piano to jazz then speed metal drumming, and, on being reluctantly dragged to concerts by Romanian Gypsies Taraf de Haidouks, to a Road-to-Damascus experience of the accordion as an instrument of desire.
Multi-instrumentalist Koby plays all over the world. This nomadic existence isn’t just a physical thing – his music travels, journeys and explores as well. A rich audio tapestry tells the tale of where he has been and what he has learnt to play. Whether it’s Blues meets Balkan, Country meets Klezmer, Rock’n’Roll meets Rai, Koby makes more connections than an intercontinental train. Special guests: Mor Karbasi, Tigran, Annique and more.
- KOBY ISRAELITE
Koby Israelite - Accordion, Drums, Percussion, Guitars, Electric Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Clarinet, Soprano & Sopranino sax, Piano, Keyboards, Flute, Vocals
Yaron Stavi - Bass (except 7, 10, 16)
Annique - Vocals (on 2 & 7); Mor Karbasi - Vocals (on 12); Bamba - Vocals (on 15)
Tigran Aleksanyan - Duduk, Clarinet (on 12 & 16)
Ofir Gal -Electric Guitar (on 12)
John Telfer - Tenor Sax (on 15)
- 1 CD
release date. 2013-03-11