Studio album by Jon Madof
Released April 22, 2003
Recorded December 16, 2002 at Orange Music, NJ
Genre Jazz, klezmer, rock
Length 51:22
Label Tzadik TZ 7178
Producer Jon Madof
Jon Madof chronology
Masada Rock

Rashanim is the eponymous debut album by guitarist Jon Madof's Rashanim trio with Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on bass and Mathias Kunzli on drums released in 2003 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records as part of the Radical Jewish Culture Series.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores

JazzTimes reviewer Aaron Steinberg said, "Most of the tunes are Madof originals, though with a number of traditional Klezmer and folk melodies mixed in. They all keep dancing, occasionally dark melodies in common, which Madof handles confidently." He further commented on the pairing of Madof with bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, saying "[Blumenkranz's] active lines sometimes make a bid for harmolodic balance. The two work so well together, they sometimes leave drummer Mathias Kunzli with little to do".[3] Allmusic rated the album with 4 stars[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Jon Madof except as indicated

  1. "Der Khusid Geyt Tantsn" (Traditional) - 3:07
  2. "Chroma" - 5:18
  3. "Meshek" - 6:56
  4. "Dovid Melech Yisrael/Lecha Dodi" (Shlomo Carlebach) - 5:24
  5. "Chanshe's Nign" - 5:05
  6. "Fel Shara/Üsküdar" (Traditional) - 4:39
  7. "Dybbuk" - 4:49
  8. "Brooklyn Dance" - 3:29
  9. "Passing" - 3:51
  10. "V'shamru" (Moshe Rothblum) - 6:23
  11. "Kamancha" (Sayat Nova) - 2:21



  1. Tzadik Records catalog, accessed January 21, 2015
  2. 1 2 Allmusic album entry, accessed January 21, 2015
  3. Steinberg, A., JazzTimes Review, October 2003
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