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Recordings for Erev 5782

As we get ready for a new year, I wanted to call out a couple of recordings—one from 2016, one from last year:

  • Jeremiah Lockwood's "Kol Nidre" is a re-imagining of the music of the holidays, based on the annual services he and Rabbi Dan Ain conduct in Brooklyn. This year is their tenth year. This recording was made going into the fifth year of the collaboration, and I still listen to it as part of my mental prep for the holiday: Jeremiah Lockwood / Kol Nidre, 2016 (review 9/6/21)
  • Last year trumpeter Frank London made a short recording of the three repetitions of "Kol Nidre," accompanied by guitarist Jon Madof. Listening again this year I am reminded of how London has made khazones on the trumpet his own: Frank London + Jon Madof / Kol Nidre, 2020 (review 9/6/21)
  • Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention the song, "Avinu Malkeinu" from Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma's latest, "Triumph of Assimilation."

May we all be written for a sweet, healthy new year, face to face in the near future.