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March 02, 2005

Yoni Rechter keeps spreading the joy

Liat Collins reviews the new Yoni Rechter album for the Jerusalem Post

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(Hed Artzi)

Yoni Rechter has made a great contribution to the Israeli music scene in a career spanning more than 30 years. But his name, for some reason, is rarely mentioned with the greats: Arik Einstein, Shlomo Artzi and Matti Caspi. Perhaps it is because his work is not "sing-alongable," as this double-disc collection proves. His music constantly shifts tones and beats, and his classical piano training (and penchant for jazz, Bach, Bartok and Shostakovich) is evident.

An accomplished singer, his main impact has nonetheless been as a composer. His 1977 "Atur mitzhech" (Wreath of gold") to the words of poet Avraham Halfi and performed by Arik Einstein has, on several occasions, been voted the most popular Israeli song of all time.

Posted by yudel at March 2, 2005 01:38 PM


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