Radical Jewish Culture
Greg Wall's Later Prophets :  The Kook Project
Cat. # 8137
Released Mar 2009
cd time - 66:49
US Price $16.00
A leading figure in the Jewish music scene for over thirty years, Greg Wall is one of the pioneers in blending Jewish music with jazz. His newest recording with his powerful ensemble Later Prophets is a colorful and provocative mix of jazz and Jewish poetry and features the spiritual writings of Rabbi Avraham Itzchak HaCohen Kook, recently voted the most influential figure in the shaping of modern Israel. Kook was a unique blend of the traditional and the modern—and the music follows suit, with funky grooves, improvisations and even a few of Kook’s own compositions. With texts read by one of the greatest living scholars on Kook and his milieu, this is an important document of Jewish mysticism.
Aaron Alexander: Drums
Shai Bachar: Piano
Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein: Spoken Word
Dave Richards: Bass
Rabbi Greg Wall: Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Shofar, Moseno