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Deeply immersed in jazz tradition, trumpeter/composer Itamar Borochov’s search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and pan-African musical sensibilities.
Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter & composer Itamar Borochov connects lower Manhattan to North Africa, modern Israel and ancient Bukhara, celebrating traces of the divine that he finds in elegant sophistication, Middle Eastern tradition and downhome blues. Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochovʼs search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city.
After working with such legendary artists as Curtis Fuller and Candido Camero, and having served as arranger and co-producer for acclaimed world music sensation Yemen Blues, Borochov set out on his own path, and audiences worldwide are falling for his enchanting sound and virtuosic expression.. His critically acclaimed debut recording Outset (2014) was included in the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2014 List, and his album Boomerang (2016) was chosen as "revelation" on Jazz Magazine and peaked at #5 on iTunes Jazz Charts. His upcoming Album Blue Nights, is set for release in September 2019 on Laborie Jazz.
“He must posses a superior mind” - FRANCE MUSIC
“Just because this album has a jazz focus doesn't mean his world-music background loses its place in his voice, a unique hybrid of the Middle East and Brooklyn, compelling technique and delicate lyricism… If you decide to follow, your own life can be enriched with a connection to Borochov’s music that goes beyond a mere appreciation for his virtuosity and thoughtful composition.” - DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE