Sela-Rosenblatt Quartet Montreal/Israel

Friday August 31, 2018
Beth Tzedec Congregation

“Mizmor Shir”

Jason Rosenblatt and Tevet Sela’s “Mizmor Shir” is a scintillating and exotic reimagining of the shabbat evening liturgical service. From this suite of original compositions flow a cascading mix of sonic textures that echo the ancient cantillations of old Marrakech, the buoyant nigunim(melodies) of Kazimierz and, at times, the gloriously restless modal improvisations of John Coltrane. This collaborative project showcases the extreme versatility of alto saxophonist Tevet Sela, a creative force with a luscious tone who  brings a rare wealth and breadth of influences to his playing. This adept and dexterous post-bopper’s music is often drenched in heavy blues and the Middle-Eastern inflections of his Israeli cultural heritage, so evident in this latest project. He is joined in this collaboration by composer, harmonicist and pianist Jason Rosenblatt, whose unique skill on the harmonica can be both soulful and mind blowing. Rosenblatt’s penchant for East European music rounds out the project and helps to provide a complete spectrum of Jewish sounds from East to West. Also featuring Ross McIntyre (bass) and Max Senitt (drums).

Followed by a service and Shabbat dinner

Concert performance is free. Dinner by advance booking only.

Tickets for Dinner: $40 adults; $18 younger adults (40 years an under) and children

Please note: Dinner is by advance registration only. Purchase tickets prior to Monday, August 27. 

This event is part of Global Shtetl, a series of curated excursions that pairs music and arts with cuisine. For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Co-presented with:
Beth Tzedec Congregation