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High Holidays

Bridge of Generations
Various Artists

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Produced by:
Davis, Mayer

Description:
Mayer Davis, Cantor of Kehilath Jeshurun, the largest orthodox synagogue in New York presents this beautifully orchestrated album featuring his family's Jewish songs and melodies dating back more than three generations. The 16 track album, "Bridge of Generations"--Cantor Davis' fifth career release, has universal appeal and is a tribute to his family's rich musical history. Davis (who succeeded his father as Cantor at KJ) comes from a family of Cantors and composers whose origins are from Jerusalem and Eastern Europe. His family's music has been influential in North America and around the world. "I was blessed to have grown up in a family that loved and revered traditional Jewish songs, many of which date back to the turn of the century and earlier," noted Davis. "Many of these melodies are not widely-known and are recorded here for the first time. Being able to share these songs gives me a feeling of enormous satisfaction." "These melodies have deep roots in my family tradition," Davis added. While recording and compiling this album, Davis was helping to care for his mother who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Although she was unable to communicate verbally for months, Davis found her enthusiastically singing along with him a particular melody that hearkened back to the turn of the century. Amazingly, she was even able to teach him a new part of the song that he had never heard before. The power of these authentic melodies was also demonstrated in their effect on Cantor Davis's father-in-law who also suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Rushed to the hospital a few years ago with acute breathing difficulties, his physicians found that all their efforts were ineffective until Cantor Davis and his family were able to coax him into singing his favorite childhood song with them…through his oxygen mask. "It was magical to hear my mother and father-in-law, even in the throes of Alzheimer's, recall and sing the melodies we always treasured. These songs have tremendous feeling and depth, and I am hopeful that they will touch people in the same way they have touched me and my family," Davis added. The album, which is dedicated to his late mother, Esther Davis is accompanied by an illustrated historical memoir tracing the background of the songs in parallel with Davis's family history. This release will be of interest to musicologists and ethnographers, as well as music enthusiasts.

Track Listing

1Zayde Charlie's Nigun Play Windows Media

2Tzomo Nafshi Play Windows Media

3Bubbe Esther Sings Tzomo Nafshi with Mayer  

4Aishes Chayil  

5Ani Yishayna  

6Birkat Hachodesh Play Windows Media

7Yivarechecha  

8Zayde Meir's Nigun  

9Tzur Mishelo Play Windows Media

10Lullaby Suite  

11Bubbe Gitel & Zayde Charlie Sing with Mayer  

12Sim Shalom  

13Pesach Medley Play Windows Media

14Zayde Charlie & Mayer Sing Adir Bimlucha  

15Maoz Tzur Play Windows Media

16Koh Echsof Nigun Sung by Bubbe Esther & Mayer  

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