Sunday, January 17, 2016


Composer, arranger, guitarist and DJ Gene Pritsker has just finished a project with saxophone player Yaacov Mayman. The result can be found on "2015 Annual Report", an album that combines Yaacov's jazz saxophone sounds with strong and heavy beats.

The album presents a couple of fine original tunes, next to a number of reworked classics.
My favourite tune on this album is 'Watermelon Beats', a composition that is a superb re-arrangement of Herbie Hancock's 'Watermelon Man', although I have to admit that 'Summer Beats' (in which George Gershwin's 'Summertime' plays an important part, and 'Car, Beats, Van' (as in 'Caravan') also sound great.

A nice mix of original compositions and reworked / re-arranged classics.
Nice. Very nice.

Here's an alternate version (with cello) of 'Car, Beats, Van'.

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