All original music firmly rooted in the Jewish and Turkish traditions, but brimming with roots-rock sensibilities and dexterous improvisational know-how. Featuring fleet-fingered oud playing and fiery harmonica brilliance.
"Eastern Hora" is the fourth album by Montreal-based Shtreiml. Spearheaded by composer and producer Jason Rosenblatt, one of the world's premier harmonica players, Shtreiml's "Eastern Hora" is a compelling album of all-original music firmly rooted in the Jewish and Ottoman traditions, but brimming with hard-rock sensibilities and dextrous improvisational know-how. Visions of the Bosphorus abound as master of the oud, Ismail Hakki Fencioglu, weaves his sultry and brilliant magic from track to track, while the ever melodic trombone playing of Rachel Lemisch offers a distinctively Balkan punch to the music. Thierry Arsenault (drums) and Joel Kerr (bass) round out the group's rhythm section with flare, taste and groove. Shtreiml has spent over a decade performing at concerts, weddings, festivals and venues in Canada, The U.S. and Europe and has been labeled "explosive" (Halifax Chronicle Herald) and "exhilarating"(Rootsworld).