The artist in residence of the Music Meeting festival was Koby Israelite. I’m familiar with his music, because a couple of his cd’s are on John Zorn’s label Tzadik.
Koby is a true, multi-genre master, combining his love of Rock, Classical, Jazz, World Music, Avant-Garde, and eastern European roots. He has produced a unique multi genre music that has won him great success, Koby has collaborated with some of the world’s leading names in different genres: from Madonna to John Zorn, from Taraf de Haifouks to Fanfare Chiocarlia. He has become a multi-instrumentalist, particularly mastering the accordion and drums.
From website Koby Israelite
Oren Marshall is a pioneering player of acoustic and electric tuba who, crossing between classical – jazz – improvised – world music, has collaborated with the likes of Bobby Mcferrin, Derek Bailey, Radiohead, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Moondog, Charlie Haden, the Pan-African Orchestra and the London Philharmonic.
From website Oren Marshall
Koby and Oren were also interviewed and they spoke about Zorn. Koby didn’t give a lot information about it. Zorn sended Koby a couple of songs, to record.
Not really a great historical story for a beautiful record in the Book of Angels series.
Maybe he didn’t like to talk about the music. He didn’t give serious answers to the questions of the interviewer. It became hilarious and luckily he played a lot.