Soprano Meets Bass

Sephardic Treasures (Ansonica)

Alan Lewine is a double bass player, producer and composer, playing primarily “jazz” during his 40+ year career, and leading, playing on and/or producing 18 albums as CEO/founder of Owlsong Productions. Alan has played throughout the US and around the world as a leader and sideman. This album is co-led by Spanish soprano Ana María Ruimonte and reimagines medieval Sephardic songs in a modern jazz/flamenco/mideastern/classical recombinant world fusion style. You’ve never heard anything like this before.

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Personnel

Alan Lewine — bass (all tracks)
Ana María Ruimonte — voice/castanets (all tracks)

SPECIAL GUEST MUSICIANS
Hadar Noiberg (Israel/United States, Brooklyn NY) – flute (track 1, 3, 4, 10)

Chano Domínguez (Spain/United States, Brooklyn NY) – piano (track 5)

Alicia Svigals (United States, Manhattan NY) – violin (tracks 2, 11)

Duane Eubanks (United States, Philadelphia/NYC) – trumpet (track 1, 6, 8, 14, 15)

Julián Vaquero (Spain, Madrid) – flamenco guitar, palmas (tracks 1-4, 6-15)

Víctor Monge (Spain, Madrid) – cajón flamenco, percussion, palmas (tracks 1, 3-7, 9, 10, 12-15)

Shai Wetzer (Israel/United States, Brooklyn NY) – drums, percussion, palmas (all tracks)

Yonnie Dror (Israel, Tel Aviv) – shofar (track 3)

Track Listing

  1. LAS CUMADRES FECHICERAS 5:36
  2. LA INFANTICIDA 3:40
  3. EL REY CUANDO AMADRUGABA 3:33
  4. AL PASAR POR CASABLANCA 4:39
  5. EN CASA DEL REY LEÓN 4:34
  6. TRISTE ESTÁ EL REY DAVID 4:45
  7. MALDICIENDO EL REY 3:58
  8. TRISTES NUEVAS 4:30
  9. DÍAS DE LA SEMANA 3:09
  10. CANTIGA DE CUNA 2:56
  11. SEÑOR DON GATO 2:02
  12. VIDO VENIR TRES A CABALLO 6:05
  13. TRES MORILLAS DE JAÉN 3:38
  14. LA TARARA 2:33
  15. ANDA JALEO 2:28

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