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    Israeli prog-rock and jazz-rock recommendations?

    I'm curious if anyone can recommend some great Israeli prog-rock, jazz-rock (and jazz for that matter) albums to me?

    Thanks!

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    Hi,

    Sure, there are a bunch. Some favorites off the top of my head:

    1. Project RnL - Internet Releases (https://open.spotify.com/album/71bFY...Tx6cpCuX8eU5dA)
    2. Avshalom Ariel - The Love Beach Girls' Choir (https://lovebeach.bandcamp.com/album...ch-girls-choir)
    3. Pinhas & Sons - About an Album (https://oferpinhas.bandcamp.com/album/about-an-album)
    4. Eatliz - Violently Delicate (https://eatliz.bandcamp.com/album/violently-delicate)
    5. Heathens - The Best of (https://heathens2.bandcamp.com/album/the-best-of)
    6. Daniel Weiss - DIVE (https://danielweiss.bandcamp.com/album/dive-3)

    There are quite a few more, but these are the first that came to mind. I hope you find something you like.

    Cheers,


    Alan

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    Hi again,

    A few more:

    7. Anakdota - Overloading (https://altrockproductions.bandcamp....um/overloading)
    8. Right on Time - Tightly Tied (https://open.spotify.com/album/64SiA...QcygS5dneHg4KA)
    9. Sheshet - Sheshet (https://open.spotify.com/album/2lZrr...RYadmBjLJHaUkQ)

    Best wishes,


    Alan

    P.S. The order just represents how the came to mind.

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    Marbin -

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    As far as I know, I only have two and those are Trespass and Sympozion. Trespass is good but I haven't listened to Sympozion yet.
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    Hot Fur - Zappaish / Gongish vibes, out on Musea records.

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    Udi Horev / Musica Ficta - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE5VL0O31tI

    Avishai Cohen - Jazz bassist, singer & composer

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    Classics from the 70s -
    Zingale - classic prog
    Atmosphera - Zingale offshoot, influenced by Yes but good on its own

    Apocalypse - Israeli hard rock / proto-prog?


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    Marbin was the first band that came to mind. Blackfeild is half Israeli too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    As far as I know, I only have two and those are Trespass and Sympozion. Trespass is good but I haven't listened to Sympozion yet.
    Sympozion is fantastic. I only discovered it 2-3 years ago, but what a great release that is. I was greatly impressed by the music and baffled that it flew under the radar for so long.

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    On the progressive side I'd add Falafel Avantgarde and Ashqelon Quilt.

    OK not really prog but I'd like to mention The Churchills - seminal 60s psych rock, they later morphed into Jericho Jones who I think were then based in the UK for a while and produced some really great rock (more classic than progressive). Also very interesting if you're a 60s collector is Danny Ben Isreal's Bullshit 3¼.

    On the jazz-rock side I highly recommend Platina - The Girl With The Flaxen Hair, great album IMO, and Zonzee - Time Flies.

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    Every After by Sanhedrin is sort-of symphonic influenced by early 70s prog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Cat View Post
    On the progressive side I'd add Falafel Avantgarde and Ashqelon Quilt.

    OK not really prog but I'd like to mention The Churchills - seminal 60s psych rock, they later morphed into Jericho Jones who I think were then based in the UK for a while and produced some really great rock (more classic than progressive). Also very interesting if you're a 60s collector is Danny Ben Isreal's Bullshit 3¼.

    On the jazz-rock side I highly recommend Platina - The Girl With The Flaxen Hair, great album IMO, and Zonzee - Time Flies.
    I wanted to mention DBI and Platina too! they are really worth checking out.
    Oh, one that I just remembered now - Mr. Toad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiEa3OoG0cM

    Great prog / folk prog with a classical touch, also has a cover for a piece by Shem Tov Levi from Ktzat Acheret which used to be the intro for a favorite children show here in Israel

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    If you are into prog metal, Scardust is very good.

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    Apart from the ones named, Cotton Candy by Shlomo Gronich is probably worth a peek. It might not be prog all the way through, but it’s a solid listen, and the opening and closing tracks are definitely of interest (last track reminds me of Gentle Giant!).

    Other than that, I can second the recommendations for Atmosphera, Sheshet, Sanhedrin and Zingale!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Udi Horev / Musica Ficta - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE5VL0O31tI

    Avishai Cohen - Jazz bassist, singer & composer
    The other Avishai Cohen, this one plays trumpet. He records for ECM, so not exactly jazz-rock, but has enough complexity and intensity to push many of the same buttons.

    Oz Noy - very creative jazz fusion, with more than a bit of funk. Has quite a few recordings, which I haven't heard all, but the ones I've heard are great.

    If you don't mind prog-metal, Orphaned Land is quit good. Great use of influences from Israli, Middle Eastern and others.
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    I almost forgot about Solstice Coil.

    Some pretty good quality prog. Vocals could be better, but instrumentally good.

    https://www.facebook.com/solstice.co.il/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    I second this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    Sympozion is fantastic. I only discovered it 2-3 years ago, but what a great release that is. I was greatly impressed by the music and baffled that it flew under the radar for so long.
    I'll have to look for it. I actually have two copies of it for some weird reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    Sympozion is fantastic. I only discovered it 2-3 years ago, but what a great release that is. I was greatly impressed by the music and baffled that it flew under the radar for so long.
    I was fortunate to discover this when it came out. Far and away my favorite Prog from Israel, and I give it my highest recommendation.

    Bill

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    This nice album features some notable guests including Arjen Lucassen and Sergey Kalugin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Classics from the 70s -
    Zingale - classic prog
    Atmosphera - Zingale offshoot, influenced by Yes but good on its own
    Offshot of Zingale? how come? it's 100% a different group that asked Efraim Barak from Zingale just to sing as he had high voice like Jon Anderson.
    Other than that zero connection IMHO.

    That's their only TV appearance that was never broadcasted and we saved at MIO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yp-FX_i9ME

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIO Records View Post
    Offshot of Zingale? how come? it's 100% a different group that asked Efraim Barak from Zingale just to sing as he had high voice like Jon Anderson.
    Other than that zero connection IMHO.

    That's their only TV appearance that was never broadcasted and we saved at MIO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yp-FX_i9ME
    I agree, but to the uninitiated and unversed in Israeli prog- "asked Efraim Barak from Zingale just to sing as he had high voice like Jon Anderson." is enough to be called an offshoot :P

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