Radical Jewish Culture
Steven Bernstein :  Diaspora Suite
Cat. # 8122
Released Jan 2008
cd time - 65:06
US Price $16.00
With groups like Sex Mob, Millennial Territory Orchestra and Diaspora Soul, Steven Bernstein is energizing the downtown scene with a passionate and indefatigable creativity. His brilliance continues with Diaspora Suite, the fourth installment in his Diaspora series for Tzadik and perhaps the best! Twelve original compositions exploring the Jewish tradition are brilliantly performed by a nonet of California musicians including Ben Goldberg, Peter Apfelbaum and several key players from his legendary band the Hieroglyphics. Channeling Miles Davis, Gil Evans and the Sephardic traditions of Darkness and Light, this is fabulous new Jewish music by one of the most talented and charismatic figures in the downtown scene.
Peter Apfelbaum: Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Qarqabas
Steven Bernstein: Trumpet
Ben Goldberg: Clarinet, Contra Alto Clarinet
John Schott: Electric Guitar
Scott Amandola: Drums
Will Bernard: Electric Guitar Sweeteners
Nels Cline: Electric Guitar
Jeff Cressman: Trombone
Devin Hoff: Electric Bass
Josh Jones: Drums, Percussion