Soon to be released
The Afghan Pashtu melody brings the spirits of the sand and wind. The “t” at the end of the word adds an Aramaic touch, turning it into the Hebrew word for simplicity - Pashtut.
An old Beduin man once said to me: “Jerusalem, it has big, big magic, it feels as if it has a sea, but it doesn’t have a sea.”
2. Hijaz Farsi
Maqam Hijaz is a scale usually used for celebrations and weddings. Hijaz Farsi has a touch of melancholy I love.
A duet with Eliyahu. A Taksim of bass and saz.
Maqam Saba goes naturally with the groove of the Malfuf beat and Seguiriya, binding the streets of Jerusalem and Andalusia and bringing together a real-estate appraiser, a tuna fisherman and a bass player.
5. Sueños de Caños
I dreamt this baseline. In my dream, popular Israeli chanteur Arik Lavie was singing.
In a Spanish tavern, over a cold glass of beer, my homesickness met those of Ivan, the Columbian troubadour. I tried to describe those emotions, and found that only one person could portray the feeling - medieval Spanish poet Rabbi Yehudah Halevi, who wrote: “My heart is in the East and I am far in the West”
6. Naima (John Coltrane)
Jazz with an ethnic-flamenco feel.
7. Havona (Jaco Pastorious)
A Spanish interpretation and homage to legendary bass player Jaco Pastorious. I stretched the Havona like dough, turning it from a 4/4 beat into a 12/8 Spanish Buleria.
“Fin de fiesta” with a Balkan-Gypsy feel.
My life is presented to you in 32 minutes of music.
And now - enjoy.
"Pashtut" - meaning simplicity - is my musical diary of life.
My name is Eran Horwitz.
"My heart is in the East and I am at the edge of the West" (Rabbi Yehuda Halevi) - and vice versa.
I'm presenting my first personal album, asking to touch the listeners' souls sith my Bass.
My grandfather, Simcha, was a carpenter. He was a wood wizard. The smell of wood, the sound, the pliability and ability to produce sound fascinated me. Wood and sound are my childhood. They are the tune of my life.
I grew up in Jerusalem, absorbing the variety of the city's music. I fell in love with its quarter tones and enchanting scales. That knowledge accompanied me in my journeys around the world, mainly in the years I lived and created music in Holland and Spain. I played with musicians from around the world - the Balkan, African, Flamenco and Arab grooves, but I always added the Jerusalem flavour.
I play the texture of life of the world I live in. I play my two greatest loves - Jerusalem and Andalusia. I'm introducing you to the fascinating people I've met and the places I've experienced.
I refined all of this into the album, keeping the line that has always guided me as a musician and as a person: to maintain honesty and authentic emotion that goes to the audience and listener. Or in one word - "Pashtut".