Basya Schechter: Songs of Wonder
Setting the Yiddish poetry of the revered Civil Rights activist and Jewish philosopher Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel to music, Basya Schechter has created a rich collection of Yiddish songs, colorful arrangements featuring many of the downtown Jewish scene’s greatest musicians. This exciting project blends Pharaoh’s Daughter’s soulful grooves and lush instrumentation with Basya’s lovely voice and Heschel’s powerful poetry. After years of live gigs and months in the studio, this exciting project was finally made available on Tzadik Records. An instant classic!
Frank London, trumpet
Uri Sharlin, piano, accordion, glockenspiel
Megan Gould, violin, viola
Yoed Nir, cello
Rich Stein, percussion
Kyle Sanna, acoustic and electric guitars, dobro