This CD is my first one, and it was originally produced in November 1990. This was eight years before I founded the Techelet Ensemble, the band my name is associated with in the audience's mind today.
Commissioned by the Mekor Yisrael Yeshiva, the original intention was to create a CD dedicated solely to Chanukah melodies. Yet because we had to produce the CD within a very brief time, I convinced my silent partners in this project to allow me to add other niguns. So the CD also includes Chassidic melodies I had previously arranged, as well as my own earliest Jewish compositions.
At this stage, Jewish improvisation, the basis of the originality of my music style today, is still absent. It will only be with my aliyah to Eretz Yisrael that G-d will bless me with finding the musicians appropriate for such an undertaking.
Still, this CD is very dear to me, and I am delighted that it is coming out again, grateful for the opportunity offered me to share with you this beautiful music at the magical time when lighting the Chanukah candles.
2.Hanerot halalu (by the Seer of Lublin)
4.Hayevanim Nikbetsu alay
5.Mechila (by Yoel Taieb) renamed afterwards "Chol Hamoed Pessach"
6.Tefilin Tefila (by Yoel Taieb)
7.Tsipora Nigun (by Yoel Taieb)
8.The Baal Shem Tov Nigun (by the Baal Shem Tov)
9.Mayann Nigun (by Yoel Taieb)
10.Teshuva "Nigun le Shabbat ve le Yom Tov" (Chabad)
11.Achdut "Nigun uvchen tsadikim from A.Z. Idelsohn
Yoel Taieb: Guitar and arrgts
Aaron Chettrit: Clarinett
Nicolas Serdel: Violin
Maurice Azoulay: Keyboards
David Bouzaglu: Bass Guitar