Amos Hoffman – Guitar & Oud
Noam Lemish – Piano
Justin Gray – Bass
Derek Gray – Drums & Percussion
Pedram Khavarzamini – Tombak
Jacob Gorzhaltsan – Clarinet
Internationally renowned jazz guitarist and oud virtuoso Amos Hoffman and world-class pianist/ composer Noam Lemish have teamed up to release Pardes, an enchanting album offering an inspired blend of jazz, North African and latin rhythms, as well as melodies that come from various Jewish communities across the Middle-East and Eastern Europe.
For years, Hoffman and Lemish have been collecting Jewish melodies from different parts of the world including Kurdish, Yemenite, Moroccan, Russian, Central Asian, and Israeli songs. In Pardes they team up with a stellar Toronto-based rhythm section featuring Justin Gray on bass and Derek Gray on drums & percussion to present vibrant re-imaginings of these beloved melodies.
Hoffman and Lemish, both of whom have roots in Israel but have spent much of their adult life in North America, began collaborating in January 2016. Lemish is deeply rooted in jazz and classical music and Hoffman is equally well-versed in jazz, Arab classical music, and North African vernaculars. Together they create a refreshing and compelling sound, filled with vibrant sonorities, unique instrument combinations and compelling arrangements.
Worldwide Release Date: Friday, May 25th, 2018
Album Release Tour:
June 2, 2018: PAUSA Art House | Buffalo, NY
June 3, 2018: Jewish Music Week and Lula World Festival, Lula Lounge | Toronto
June 6, 2018: Jewish Community Center | Rochester, NY
June 7, 2018: Silence | Guelph, ON
June 8 & 9, 2018: Diese Onze | Montreal, QC
June 10, 2018: Black Squirrel Books | Ottawa, ON