Recorded at the Riverdale Y in NYC. Basya Schechter and her wonderful band (Megan Weeder, violin; Yoed Nir, cello; Uri Sharlin, piano; Rich Stein, percussion) perform a song cycle based on the great religious thinker and human rights activist Abraham Joshua Heschel's early Yiddish poetry.
This is an excerpt from the song /poem"Ich und Du," featuring Yoed Nir on cello.
Cinematography by Steve Brand for his documentary work-in-progress on Heschel, "Praying With My Legs."
If you would like to purchase a CD of "Songs of Wonder," Basya's song cycle of Heschel's poetry (released by Tzadik Records), please go to:
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