Idan Raichel again

Dorit has noticed that favorite songs contain particular sections that are what make the music so wonderful. The sax solo at the beginning of Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty comes to mind, the opening hypnotic bars of Space Oddity by David Bowie, the guitar riffs of Mark Knopfler in Dire Straits' music, and so on. Often it is the chorus, and sometimes the bridge. We love the songs for their "good bits".

However, Dorit went on to comment, with the Idan Raichel project, the entire song is the "good bit". This is so true!

It was only February that I last wrote about going to see the Idan Raichel Project in concert.

They were here again last night, playing at a more hip venue, the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. We went with cousins from Toronto, happened to meet up with other friends at the concert, and we all had a blast.

They played some new material, and they had a fabulous brass section to add new dimensions to familiar songs. My recommendation remains the same: well worth listening to!


Anonymous said...

I loved the song "Boi" of Idan Raichel’s Project from 2002. Although he's very talented and smart, the Ethiopians musicians in his group are in a totally different league.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I completely agree with your "good bits" point with regards to favorite songs- to me that is what makes music spiritual. The good bits are so perfect it seems humans couldn't have thought of it.