LunÀtico warmly welcomes Itamar Borochov Quartet!
Itamar Borochov - trumpet
Eitan Kenner - piano
Sam Weber - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums
Itamar Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradi- tion, Borochovʼs search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan- African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city.
After working with such legendary artists as Curtis Fuller and Candido Camero, and having served as arranger and co-producer for acclaimed world music sensation Yemen Blues, Borochov set out on his own path. His critically acclaimed debut recording Outset (2014) was included in the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2014 List, and his latest album Boomerang (2016), released in October, has already re- ceived serious critical acclaim, and peaked at #5 on iTunes’ Jazz Download chart, and #6 on Ama- zon’s Jazz Download Chart, and was chosen as “revelation" on Jazz Magazine.
On his new album Blue Nights, a multi-cultural joyride through Middle Eastern styles fused with Western jazz, Itamar spins out nine tracks in a virtuosic, highly personalized argot that synthesizes his experiences in bebop, post-bop, and elemental rock, with the various North African and Near Eastern dialects that permeated his consciousness during formative years in Israel’s cultural melting pot, and the Mizrahi and Ashkenazi musical flavors that are his birthright. Or as described by Downbeat Maga- zine, "Stunning themes of spirituality, balance, and equality."
Borochov has performed internationally at such prestigious venues and festivals as Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, SummerStage at Central Park, Roskilde Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Moscow Jazz Festival, and many more.
“Just because this album has a jazz focus doesn’t mean his world-music background loses its place in his voice, a unique hybrid of the Middle East and Brooklyn, compelling technique and delicate lyricism... If you decide to follow, your own life can be en- riched with a connection to Borochov’s music that goes beyond a mere appreciation for his virtuosity and thoughtful composition.” - DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE