Lena Bloch & Feathery at Soapbox Gallery
Sat, October 9, 2021
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Album release concert for "Rose Of Lifta" (Fresh Sound New Talent).
“I am from there. I am from here. / I am not there and I am not here.” So wrote Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, a guiding inspiration for Russian-born saxophonist Lena Bloch and her quartet Feathery as they release their stunning new album of original music, Rose of Lifta.
Out October 8, 2021 via Fresh Sound New Talent, Rose of Lifta digs deep into the yearning, soulful, complex sounds and the themes of exile, loss, and home encapsulated by Darwish, and emerges with seven shimmering original tracks. Bloch’s personal story is also closely related to yearning for home, as it traverses Russia, Israel, Holland, Germany, graduate studies, a few years of work, and finally immigration to the United States. Her experience informs the music and gives it a deeply personal angle....