Radical Jewish Culture
Koby Israelite :  Is He Listening?
Cat. # 8145
Released Jul 2009
cd time - 53:57
US Price $16.00
The fourth Tzadik release by this ever-creative Israeli musician features more powerful originals of mixup and mayhem. A student of jazz, classical, punk, heavy metal, gypsy, Balkan, reggae and more, Koby effortlessly blends it all into a unique and vibrant new music. Filled with wit, passion and a surreal sense of humour, Is He Listening? is Koby's sly take on easy listening. A master of no less than eight instruments, he records in his own London studio and here calls in several special guest musicians, including the fabulous Roumanian accordionist from the gypsy dynasty Taraf de Haidouks.
Ofir Gal: Guitar
Koby Israelite: Accordion, Drums, Indian Clay Drum, Cajon, Guitars, Piano, Keys, Mandolin, Buzuki, Clarinet, Flute, Soprano Sax, Electric Bass, Vocals
Yaron Stavi: Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals
Tigran Aleksanyan: Duduk, Clarinet
Michael Israelite: Electric Basd, Dumbek, Vocals
Mor Karbasi: Vocals
Marius Manole: Accordion
Roy Shabat: Trumpet
Joe Taylor: Oud
John Telfer: Baritone Sax