Afro American

Grooving The Cantorial Tradition

Hazonos iz improvizatya.

11/01/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Jack Mendelson remembers well the words of his principal teacher, the great cantor Israel Alter.

“He would always say, ‘Hazonos iz improvizatya,’ hazanut is improvisation,” Mendelson, himself a great cantor today, recalls with a laugh. “All the really great ones would go off on the pulpit, and the cantors who were really musically trained would improvise on the concert stage as well.”

Cantor Jake Mendelson.
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