Scott Leader | Lift My Eyes

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Lift My Eyes

by Scott Leader

Original Contemporary Jewish Music in a folk-rock style. Lots of acoustic guitar and vocal harmony make the music easy to listen to and sing along with. Its kick back, good driving music, and fun.
Genre: Spiritual: Judaica
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1. Psalm, 150 (Halelu)
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2. Dodi Li
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3:28 $0.99
3. Hodu L'Adonai
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4. Haruach (The Wind)
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5. Modeh Ani
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6. Shema
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7. Hava Nashira
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8. Esa Einai (Lift My Eyes)
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4:08 $0.99
9. Next Year In Jerusalem
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10. Kol Hanishama
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Scott Leader is becoming one of the most sought after performers of original Jewish rock and folk music. His music is featured at many synagogues across the US. Scott began playing Jewish music in high school as a song leader for NFTY while growing up in New Jersey. In college, at the University of Arizona, he continued by teaching music at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson with friend and music partner Billy Tiep. Scott and Billy wrote secular and Jewish songs together and played concerts across the US by themselves and with Robbi Sherwin. Scott played piano and guitar, and co-wrote 4 tracks on Robbi's first album, "Todah L'chem."
After graduating in 1998, Scott was a science teacher at the Austin Jewish Community Day School in Austin, TX. He then went on to be the Director of Camp Isaiah in Los Angeles, California, a cantorial soloist at Temple Sinai, Denver, CO, and now is traveling across the country performing concerts and leading serives.
The release of "Lift My Eyes," is the first full length project of Scott's original work. He also released a secular four song demo with Billy Tiep called, "Scribble" in 1996.
Scott has appeared in concerts with Sam Glaser, Yom Hadash, Robbi Sherwin, Mah Tovu, Noah Budin, and others.


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Intermountain Jewish News

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'Lift My Eyes,' singer-composer-musician Scott Leader's first CD of Jewish music, is a rhythmic flight of the soul grounded in professionalism and talent.
Nine of the ten selections were composed by Leader who produced the CD with musician Sam Glaser. Glaser and Robbi Sherwin provide vocal harmony with Billy Tiep who co-wrote three songs.
Leader's folk-rock style permeates "Lift My Eyes," which displays his proficiency on the guitar (acoustic and electric), piano, and keyboards. Instead of overpowering the music, his voice blends like another well-tuned instrument.
Traditional prayers are interpreted through Leader's folk-rock filter without jarring the listener. These are sweet lyrical sounds, enhanced by Leader's energized styling.
Many songs, like "Psalm 150," "Dodi Li" and Leader's rendition of the Sh'ma, cascade softly, stirringly. Others, like "Hava Nashira," celebrate and undeniably contemporary, upbeat attitude.
"Esa Einai" and "Kol Hanishama" capture Leader's mastery of the piano - the keys flow like a waterfall

Intermountain Jewish News

From: Intermountain Jewish News, Denver, CO
'Lift My Eyes,' singer-composer-musician Scott Leader's first CD of Jewish music, is a rhythmic flight of the soul grounded in professionalism and talent.
Nine of the ten selections were composed by Leader who produced the CD with musician Sam Glaser. Glaser and Robbi Sherwin provide vocal harmony with Billy Tiep who co-wrote three songs.
Leader's folk-rock style permeates "Lift My Eyes," which displays his proficiency on the guitar (acoustic and electric), piano, and keyboards. Instead of overpowering the music, his voice blends like another well-tuned instrument.
Traditional prayers are interpreted through Leader's folk-rock filter without jarring the listener. These are sweet lyrical sounds, enhanced by Leader's energized styling.
Many songs, like "Psalm 150," "Dodi Li" and Leader's rendition of the Sh'ma, cascade softly, stirringly. Others, like "Hava Nashira," celebrate and undeniably contemporary, upbeat attitude.
"Esa Einai" and "Kol Hanishama" capture Leader's mastery of the piano - the keys flow like a waterfall

Angelo Scungili

I love this cd!!!
Psalm 150, or "halelu" as the fans call it rocks. Billy Tiep and Scott Leader wrote a hit song thats all over NFTY now. I love the piano in the last track...That song alone is worth the $$.
Enjoy!

Jen Neumann

Very good selection of contemporary Jewish music
The CD updates some old standards with a refreshing new melodies and arrangements. The original tracks have strong folk music and classic rock influences. It is a nice mix that is enjoyed by my entire family.

Rabbi Michelle Greenberg

so great, my congregation flew him in for a show
Lift My Eyes is beautifully presented. The music is accessible, easy to understand, yet it grows with each hearing. I find new meaning in his lyrics and interpretation each time I listen. He is wonderful and this CD will inspire and bring joy to all its listeners!

Rabbi Skurowitz

Totally Awesome!
Great mix - creative - great for active listening and/or background - not a bad song on the entire CD!

Jenn & Dan Appelson

*** SPIRITUALLY UPLIFTING ***
This CD has a great combination of catchy upbeat tunes and spiritually soothing ballads that uplift the soul. The songs with piano instrumentation may bring the listener to tears. We strongly recommend this CD for all your friends and family, just as we have!

emily

great contemporary Jewish tunes
this cd is filled with great new Jewish songs to be incorporated in any Jewish setting. the "psalm 150" is an awsome way to start an upbeat service or a concert. the harmonies are great, you will want to sing along. anyone serious about having the best in Jewish music should have a copy of this cd!

Angela Gold

Can't help but sing along every time!
One of the first things I noticed about this album is that I kept wanting to play it over and over again (which is a good sign!). It's an interactive CD; I started singing along with it and finding my own harmonies. There's a variety of music from soft, soothing melodies to energetic, catchy tunes. The songs are quite versatile; they easily lend themselves to both formal and informal settings and can be thoroughly enjoyed by young and old alike. I personally can't wait to teach Hallelu to the kids at religious school this year!

Francine Sumner

My preschool kids love to "rock" to Scott's Cd!
I am a preschool teacher and love to play Jewish Contemporary music in my classroom. My 3 and 4 year olds are hooked on this CD. I also have 3 children of my own who love to listen to it as well. I love the fact that they think Jewish music is so cool! I would highly recommned this CD to anyone of any age!
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