Radical Jewish Culture
Steven Bernstein :  Hollywood Diaspora
Cat. # 7191
Released Sep 2004
cd time - 59:27
US Price $16.00
In this, the third installment in Steven Bernstein's Diaspora series, one of the most active and imaginative musicians in the downtown scene explores compositions from the Jewish tradition through the rose colored lens of West Coast Jazz. Actually recorded in the Hollywood Hills with a fabulous all star quintet including vibes and bass flute, Steve's lush arrangements take off from the intimate small group jazz sound of the Shelley Manne and Shorty Rogers units from the mid fifties. Beautiful arrangements that come from the heart and a savvy choice of traditional compositions make this one of Steve's greatest projects.
Steven Bernstein: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
D.J. Bonebrake: Vibraphone
Pablo Calogero: Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Flute, Balloon Flutes
Danny Frankel: Drums, Bongos, Percussion
David Piltch: Bass