Rashanim (3)

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Rashanim is one of the most exciting young bands exploring New Jewish Music. Combining the intensity of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies, their first three CDs on Tzadik are some of the most popular on the label.

Rashanim is a trio of guitar, bass and drums/percussion combining the power of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies. The ‘Jewish power trio’ is led by Jon Madof on guitar and includes Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony Braxton) on bass and Mathias Künzli (Lauryn Hill) on drums and percussion. The band gets its name from the noisemakers used during the raucous Jewish holiday of  Purim.

With its exciting blend of rock, jazz and jewish music, Rashanim has quickly become one of the most dynamic bands in the Jewish New Music scene. Their last release Masada Rock has garnered them much well deserved attention, and after extensive touring through Europe the band is more than ready for their third studio recording on Tzadik. Tighter than ever, this Jewish power trio rips through an electrifying program of mystical jewish melodies and middle eastern grooves.

An acoustic performance of ‘Ein Gedi‘ (from ‘Shalosh‘).  Recorded live on June 3, 2010 at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. With Jon Madof (guitar), Shanir Blumenkranz (bass), and Mathias Künzli (drums).

“Hebraic motifs abound in [Rashanim’s] interplay…Hendrix and metal are lurking around in there too, and this mix can be electrifying”

The Village Voice

“Rashanim is one of the hottest young bands in the New Jewish Renaissance.”
John Zorn

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Album: Shalosh by Rashanim

Price: $9.99
Genres: Jazz, Music, Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Avant-Garde Jazz, World, Klezmer
Released: Oct 17, 2006 ℗ 2006 Tzadik

To buy CD/listen to samples click here (iTunes)


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