Radical Jewish Culture
Marty Ehrlich :  Sojourn
Cat. # 7136
Released Jun 1999
cd time - 47:10
US Price $16.00
One of the most respected and versatile reed players in New Music, Marty has been an integral member in the units of Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, Anthony Braxton and Bobby Bradford, among others. He has released many critically-acclaimed CDs on a variety of labels, but none more touching or personal as Sojourn, his contribution to Tzadik’s series of Radical Jewish Culture. Exploring the roots of his own Jewish heritage, Marty take us on a new path with his intimate Dark Woods ensemble, touching upon Coltrane and Klezmer on his journey. Sojourn is a very special release by one of today’s most accomplished composer/performers. A musician’s musician, his compositions are contrapuntally more complex and have a delightful folklike simplicity.