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The Jewish Week NY – Acoustic Strings Attached to Israel

Live Journal TorontoReview of Isra-Alien CD release concert

Jazz Weekly Review of “Somewhere is Here!”

“…you’ve got the nylon strings of Oren Neiman and the steel of Gilad Ben Zvi going at it like a pair of trash talkers on this exciting collection of (mostly) originals. The sparks fly on mano a mano pieces like “Schuna,” while the traditional “Reah Tapuach” gallops along at a feverish pace. A folksy Yiddish feel is quite romantic and  passionate on “Eishes Chayil” and the delicate interplay during “Prei Hayam” shows remarkable taste. The disc closes with a trio of rousing jewish dance pieces, and if you’re not on the floor doing the grapevine by the time “Isra-Freilach” finishes, you’re going to need your pulse checked.”

Music Connection Magazine

“…the players weave their skills wonderfully, showing expert balance and dynamics…(they) have played together for years and it shows in every note, verse and exchange…”

Q Magazine

“…the music is intriguing and features a wide variety of musical sounds…”