Annotation

Adam Baruch's liner Notes:
"It's always a delightful surprise to see very young musicians, who love to play jazz music, especially when they do it as well as the members of Modus. When their home-recorded cassette arrived on my desk, my decision to make a record with them was instantaneous.

The core of the group - Sasi and Dov - both live in the south of Israel, in the Negev desert. Sasi comes from a small settlement and Dov is a kibbutz member. Their music was born and matured far from the big city turmoil, and this is perhaps the reason why it's so serene and non-aggressive.

I'm especially impressed by the quality of the original compositions presented on this record. I love beautiful and intricate melodies, and this record is full of them. Regardless of the label one wishes to put on this music, be it "jazz-rock", "fusion" or "contemporary jazz", one thing is sure - this is jazz at its best - creative, swinging and stimulating. I'm sure that the listener will find new qualities and thrills every time he hears this music.

November 1990

Annotation last modified on 2017-04-17 17:03 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Inspiration
5:03
2 Refuge
6:51
3 Wind
6:04
4 Heavy Rain
9:00
5 Pinchas
5:29
6 Insomnia
4:33
7 Groove
7:56
8 Melting Pot
5:30
9 Chase
9:24
10 Together
5:54
11 Sunrise
5:37

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Nir Ori (tracks 1–11)
drums:
Tamir Muskat (tracks 1–4, 6–11)
keyboard:
Sasi Shalom (tracks 1–11)
composer:
Dov Gerber (tracks 3, 8, 11)
Sasi Shalom (tracks 1–2, 4–7, 9–10)
guest clarinet:
Harold Rubin (track 10)
guest drums:
Shlomo Deshet (track 5)
guest percussion:
Rea Mochiach (track 10)
guest saxophone:
Eli Benacot (track 6)
producer:
Adam Baruch (Israeli jazz producer and the founder of jazzis records) (tracks 1–9, 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Jazzis Records (Israeli jazz label) (1990) (tracks 1–11)
instrumental recording of:
Chase (track 9)
Groove (track 7)
Heavy Rain (track 4)
Insomnia (track 6)
Inspiration (track 1)
Melting Pot (track 8)
Pinchas (track 5)
Refuge (track 2)
Sunrise (track 11)
Together (track 10)
Wind (track 3)

Release

manufactured in: Israel
flute: Dov Gerber
vibraphone: Rami Shuler
percussion: Rami Shuler
saxophone: Dov Gerber
liner notes: Adam Baruch (Israeli jazz producer and the founder of jazzis records)
copyrighted by: Jazzis Records (Israeli jazz label) (1990)
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/4208004 [info]
discography entry: http://www.jazzis.com/records/discography.asp [info]
other databases: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34395037 [info]

Release Group

part of: Jazz in Israel (number: 13)