We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the wildly ambitious and undeniably gifted Jazz trumpet player, performer, and composer, Itamar Borochov.
While music serves as a general escape and form of solace for many of us; very few artist mediums can be asserted as broadly “beneficial” to one’s well-being with a strong scientific basis. While exploring many of the scientific studies conducted recently, it is true that Jazz music does have its real benefits. Among these benefits, it has been generally proven that Jazz music has a positive impact on our mental and physical health. Specifically, it can stimulate the brain, improve sleep, reduce stress and also strengthen the immune system. With its complex benefits, aside the pure marvel of it; it makes us better appreciate the sheer brilliance that it must require to craft such a magnificent piece of musical art. This is why Israeli-born, Brooklyn based trumpet player Itamar Borochov deserves only the highest praise for his endless contributions to and successes within Jazz Music.
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It is an unfortunate reality in the current world of music crafted by today’s generation. It seems as if fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy copy of a copy Singles. While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety. For his undeniably timeless and masterful contributions in Jazz music, Itamar Borochov stands out as a memorable force whom operates at much higher level than most of us music-lovers are used to.
Mr. Borochov has had an incredibly inspiring rise to prominence and has deservedly established quite an impressive resume over the years. This artist connects lower Manhattan to North Africa, modern Israel and ancient Bukhara, celebrating traces of the divine that he finds in elegant sophistication, Middle Eastern tradition and downhome blues. Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochovʼs search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city.
After working with such legendary artists as Curtis Fuller and Candido Camero, and having served as arranger and co-producer for acclaimed world music sensation Yemen Blues, Borochov set out on his own path. His critically acclaimed recording Outset was included in the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2014 List, and his latest album Boomerang, has already received serious critical acclaim, and peaked at #5 on iTunes’ Jazz Download chart, and #6 on Amazon’s Jazz Download Chart, and was chosen as “revelation” on Jazz Magazine. Audiences worldwide are falling for his enchanting sound and virtuosic expression.
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Mr. Borochov has gained international visibility and praise as one of the most distinguished Jazz instrumentalists of his generation.
Within his newest release “Boomerang”, Itamar Borochov showcases a remarkably unique style and an unmatchable level of expertise which he maintains throughout. Furthermore, Mr. Borochov frequently veers away from Jazz Music’s increasingly tired tendencies, making the listening experience feel entirely new and unpredictable. This is truly a milestone and a massive accomplishment for this artist. The compositions flow with a sort of alluring laser focus, while he tactfully injects his skillful trumpet playing throughout. As each composition progresses, you quickly realize that this is not only the work of someone with an undeniable gift, but the intimate expressions of a seasoned veteran in the field. This release with leave you in magnificent awe; captivated by the demonstrated artistic prowess, and marveling at the sheer thoughtfulness, grace, and emotion reproduced within these compositions.
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Itamar Borochov once again proves that his rising star is undoubtably well-earned. We remain in awe waiting what this artist will accomplish next. This release is a MUST LISTEN!
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