Itamar Borochov, Arba, Greenleaf ****

Stunning sounds here from Itamar Borochov. The Jaffa born trumpeter has put together an album of 9 compositions inspired by Sephardic music heard in his local synagogue and by absorbing the characteristic maqams modal sounds pervasive throughout …

Published: 23 Aug 2023. Updated: 8 months.

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Stunning sounds here from Itamar Borochov. The Jaffa born trumpeter has put together an album of 9 compositions inspired by Sephardic music heard in his local synagogue and by absorbing the characteristic maqams modal sounds pervasive throughout the Middle East and parts of North Africa into his wider style deepened by jazz study in New York. He plays a custom made quarter tone trumpet and has a band with him on the upcoming album who include pianist Rob Clearfield, bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Jay Sawyer. Borochov also sings on the album for the first time.

Listen to 'Abraham,' and 'What Broke You?' from the album above

Out on 8 September

London shows are at the Pizza Express Jazz Club on 5 and 6 October

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Gigs to go to this week

Five Way Split Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath - Wednesday Alexandra Ridout trio Vortex, London - Wednesday Laura Mvula, Ruby Turner, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Mario Biondi, the Brand New Heavies, Joe Stilgoe Rye jazz festival - Thursday-Bank …

Published: 22 Aug 2023. Updated: 8 months.

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Five Way Split Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath - Wednesday

Alexandra Ridout trio Vortex, London - Wednesday

Laura Mvula, Ruby Turner, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Mario Biondi, the Brand New Heavies, Joe Stilgoe Rye jazz festival - Thursday-Bank Holiday Monday

Denys Baptiste 606, London - Thursday

Liane Carroll Pheasantry, London - Friday

Curtis Stigers National Concert Hall, Dublin - Friday

Jamie Murray's Drumcat Scott's, Belfast

Nick Costley-White trio feat. Jason Rebello Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham - Saturday

Curtis Stigers, above