Itamar Erez & The Adama Ensemble | Desert Song

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Desert Song

by Itamar Erez & The Adama Ensemble

The music of Itamar Erez & The Adama Ensemble is exploring the boundaries of classical, contemporary jazz, and world music, composition and improvisation.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prelude
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6:04 $0.99
2. La Juderia
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4:57 $0.99
3. Desert Song
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5:13 $0.99
4. African Dream
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5:19 $0.99
5. Autumn Will
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6:37 $0.99
6. Isidore
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4:41 $0.99
7. Morning Song
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4:40 $0.99
8. The Path
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6:43 $0.99
9. Sheva
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10. The Return
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11. Morenica
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Album Notes
Itamar Erez is an Israeli born Canadian composer, pianist and guitarist with a breadth of expression from European classical to jazz, world music and beyond.

"An Original blend of classical music, jazz and various genres of world music, from flamenco to Indian music, with a particular focus on Middle Eastern traditions..." (The Globe & Mail)

'Desert Song' was recorded in Nov- Dec 2005 in Vancouver, BC Canada
with the generous support of the Canada Council for The Arts.

'Adama' means 'Earth' in Hebrew.

The members of 'Adama Ensemble' are:

Itamar Erez (guitars/piano)
Tony Nickels (reeds)
Laurence Mollerup (bass)
Stefan Cihelka (tabla & percussion)

Website: (for more info, audio & video)

Contact Information:

Adama Ensemble c/o Diane Kadota Arts Management
Vancouver BC, Canada (604) 683-8240

CD information:

All tracks written and arranged
by Itamar Erez, except track 11
(traditional Jewish song)
arranged by Itamar Erez.

(c) 2006 Itamar Erez (SOCAN)
Produced by Itamar Erez
Itamar Erez is a composer, guitarist and pianist originally from Israel. His music has been commissioned and performed by various ensembles and orchestras in Germany, Italy, France, England, Israel, United States and Canada. Since 2002 he has been busy writing music for, and performing with, his group ‘Adama’.

Tony Nickels is well known in Vancouver as a free-lance performer and teacher of woodwind instruments. He has performed extensively with the Vancouver Opera, CBC, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, as well as with many jazz and rock groups. He is a versatile performer on oboe, saxophone, clarinet and flute, and in both the classical and jazz idioms. Tony is on the music faculty at Capilano College.

Laurence Mollerup has performed with many symphony orchestras and choirs, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra , Victoria Symphony, and Vancouver Opera , and his jazz credits include work with Herb Ellis, Louis Bellson, Alan Matheson and Bud Shank/Phil Woods, Charlie Byrd, NOW Orchestra, Asza , Christine Duncan, and his own jazz quartet.

Stefan Cihelka has studied the art of Tabla under the guidance of the great Ustad Allarakha & sons Ustad Zakir Hussain & Yogesh Samsi since 1993. With Adama, Stefan has created a unique drumset which combines western & eastern elements, helping the group forge new ground in Erez's compositions.


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Sharon Conner

This is a great CD to unwind with, have a bath and dance in your living room! Thanks. I love it.

Juan dM

Bravo Itamar ! It was about time for everyone to enjoy you wonderful music ...
Fantastic CD ! I love it. Every song is different and brings something unique to this great mix of inspiring sounds.
Keep working Itamar, keep bringing beauty to the world !!

Minke de Vos- Senior Universal Tao Instructor

I really love your CD!
I really love your CD! I listened to it several times. It has the depth of folk soul and freshness of modern jazz.
Wishing you much success with it!


Beautiful CD!
I fell in love with the music of 'Desert Song' right away.
The music is so haunting and beautiful... great stuff!!


Congratulations for the new CD!
it's really beautifull, I've enjoyed every piece.
Especially "Desert Song", "Prelude", "African Dream"... well, all of them.
I like the sound, the interpretations, and of course the compositions. Thank you very very much!!!


Let me tell you that I have been enjoying your album tremendously. I really
love the work on all significant levels - rhythmically, harmonically, and

Noriko Ukai

Lovely music, soulful yet mellow - a real pleasure.

Lena Siaki

Loved your CD!
Desert song is a beatiful and reflective album. I was deeply touched by the music and enjoyed listening to it time and time again. it's really great!


I loved the CD! especially track no.7 "Morning Song"- each time I listen to it I recharge myself with good energies!! it leaves you with a taste for more...

Uri Samet

62 minutes of great relaxing music
62 minutes of great relaxing music. It's clear the compositions are written by exceptionally unique artists, still unknown, waiting to be discovered.