The Ingathering

Tzvi Gluckin
A comprehensive look at Jewish music and spirituality
Created 07 Jun 2020
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  • Chill Vibes, Vintage Synths, And Falafel Jazz
    27 Jul 2021 • 11 min read • 2 1
    Nitai Hershkovits getting funky in the studio (photo by Jonasz Olszewski) Israel, if nothing else, is the only overland route connecting Africa, Europe, and the rest of the Middle East. That adds to t...
  • Alawan Is Making A New Sound With Deep Middle Eastern Roots
    20 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Alawan (photo by Itamar Ginsburg) Alawan, an Arabic word that means “colors,” is also the name of a septet based in northern Israel. They chose that name as a nod to the diversity that informs their e...
  • Happy Anniversary To Us
    29 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    Can you believe it’s been a year? What started a year ago as an ambitious Corona project has blossomed into the place—if I can be so bold—for intelligent discussions about Jewish and Israeli musics an...
  • It Takes A Village To Keep It Funky
    22 Jun 2021 • 12 min read • 2 0
    (Photo by Amit Israeli) Drum solos are not usually my thing, but check this out from Israeli drummer, Amir Bresler. He obviously knows his way around a kit—the polyrhythms are sick—but, even better, i...
  • Check Your Ego At The Door
    15 Jun 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    (Photo by Emily Glick) According to Joey Weisenberg, a Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, music is holy. It’s a tool with the potential to help a person transcend ego, and on some ...
  • Naked Klezmer
    25 May 2021 • 14 min read • 2 0
    Naked Lore Ensemble (Photo by Caroline Mardok) Trumpeter Ben Holmes, in addition to the many things he does, plays a lot of Jewish music. Although some people find that confusing (people can be, maybe...
  • Change The World With A Song: Open Thread
    20 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 9
    Can music be used as a tool to end conflict, or is that wishful thinking?
  • Gonna Take You Higher
    11 May 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    After over a decade traveling the globe, Uriel Kramer finally has peace of mind. “I live in Jerusalem and I love it,” he says. “It’s so quiet. I have my rooftop, which is like my private living room, ...
  • Guy Mazig Makes Music For Everybody
    04 May 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    Guy Mazig might be one of Israel’s premier guitarists, but he doesn’t let those superior chops get in between him and his audience. “Musicians have their way of becoming addicted to far-out music that...
  • Start Up Hip Hop
    27 Apr 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    (Photo by Harel Dahary) The Lucille Crew is a musical collective that embraces Israel’s start up ethos. “We run Lucille Crew like a high tech company,” Isgav “Izzy” Dotan, the band’s guitarist, produc...
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