Levantasy

Levantasy

This is where warm oriental sounds and the free sounds of jazz meet. It’s Levantasy, a unique concept. Not only because of the mix of Israeli, Arab and Persian influences, but also because of the use of instruments such as the obo, zuma (Turkish Hobo), shofar (Jewish Horn) and tombak (Iranian drum), rarely heard in jazz. Journalists called this project "ground-breaking" and "pure beauty".

Levantasy exists since 2008, released its first CD in 2011 and toured the Netherlands several times. In 2010, the ensemble played at the Hague Jazz Festival, and performed at locations like the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. Dutch TV- and radio program ‘Vrije Geluiden,’ (‘Free Sounds’) recorded Levantasy in a special edition on ‘The Best of 10 Years of Jazz.’ This colorful music is performed by Israeli oboist Yoram Lachish and the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio.