Radical Jewish Culture
Steven Bernstein :  Diaspora Soul
Cat. # 7137
Released Jul 1999
cd time - 66:55
US Price $16.00
And endlessly inventive musical magician delving deep into his Jewish roots and coming up with sounds you’ve never imagined possible. Steve Bernstein has worked as musical director for the likes of Hal Wilner, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards and his own madcap bar band Sex Mob, but this newest project is his best yet. Jewish contunical melodies wailing over Afro-Cuban percussion. A funky New Orleans rhythm section setting up Klezmer classics. Diaspora Soul is this and more. One of the most exhilarating releases this or any other year.