Articles By: Hislahavus
Hislahavus is an avid Jewish music collector. He gets a kick out of varied and eclectic music, and is in heaven when friends join him at the Shabbos table to sing some Chabad d'veykus niggunim and Sefardi zemirot. He works in the youth industry, where he puts his passion for good Jewish music to work. He plays flute - though not professionally, by any means, and is the Baal Tefillah and Baal Koreh at his local shteeble.
Eternal Echoes – Yitzchak Perlman and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot: While everyone has probably already picked up their copy of this album after the triumphant concert at the Barclays Center a few months ago, let’s take a quick look at this beautiful album once again. When you have two giants such as these team up, you [&hellip
Lazer Lloyd is one of Jewish music’s true virtuosos. We’ve mostly posted his work with his incredible Strat, but here he is working some ideas that develop into acoustic magic that sounds like it came from somewhere in the far east. Check out Lazer’s music at www.LazerLloyd.com for more!
It’s not often that a professional rapper who has performed with some of the best known artists in the secular world turns directions and decides to completely rehaul his life. But that’s what Nissim, formerly known as D-Black, has done. This gem of a man can be seen for who he is in this wonderful [&hellip
BH Every so often, we find ourselves looking for something totally different. Enter Saul Kaye and “Jewish Blues” – while the label may sound schmaltzy, the records are not. Kaye is well-studied in his genre, and his tenor voice and lithe guitar provide a mellifluous sound heretofore unknown in the Jewish music world. Some of [&hellip
Check out this delightful interview of that master musician, Andy Statman, by radio show American Routes. The Q & A, which followed Andy’s awarding of the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, is interspersed with music from across Andy’s catalogue, from the classic Flatbush Waltz to his recent mandolin interpretation of Mah Yedidus. http://americanroutes.wwno.org/player/playlist/29689 [&hellip
Disc 2: (Our review on Disc 1 can be found here.) Fight in the Man: (****) Quite possibly Megama’s greatest song, at least lyrically. Gershon Veroba loves this song, as evidenced by his earlier release of an a cappella version of it (available for free at MostlyMusic.com), which this one is conceptually based off of. [&hellip
Yes! (Pardon the pun.) Finally – a collection of modern adaptations for the classic music of Moshe Yess! I’ve been waiting eagerly for this album for a long time – in fact, full disclosure here, I had been involved with some initial discussions about the concept after R’ Moshe passed, but I was not ultimately [&hellip
A new Chabad niggunim album! Yes, I know that there are about 3 dozen on the market, but this one is really something special. HaLev VehaMaayan is a talented quintet, seemingly unknown outside of Israel. Their anchoring soloist is Breslover clarinetist Chilik Frank, who has a sound located somewhere in between Andy Statman and Giora [&hellip
The brilliant duo is at it again with this beautiful, yet at times wacky (you’ll see what I mean), klezmer composition, which contains a bit of Ireland in it as well. Enjoy some world class acoustic artistry!
What in the name of Jim Henson is going here? Why the dolls? I love the double entendre of your name. Whose idea was that? And what came first, the band, the dolls, or the name? The idea was both of ours – my partner Nati Shayish and myself, Shai Barak. We had always dreamed of [&hellip
Check out this awesome instrumental from Yehuda Glantz, C o m e B a c k, Composed & Produced by Yehuda Glantz Arranged by Yehuda Glantz & Avi Adrian.
Benny’s back! My favorite of the new generation of JM artists is out with a fresh new sound. As always, his voice and energy bring wonderful sparkle, as his vocal maturity is showing. Fans of his (and Ian Freitor’s) No Lyrics will love this record, as Freitor’s electronica has a distinct influence throughout the album. [&hellip
Nadav Bachar reappears with his unique instrument, the Ketar, and Ariel Dickman, playing baroque guitar. The two of them put together an absolutely gorgeous and truly ancient sounding version of the well known Chabad niggun Ki Hinei Kachomer. Enjoy! And a secondbeautiful niggun, composed by the well-known Chabad Chassid Rabbi Pinchas Althaus, which probably inspired [&hellip