Pitom on Wall Street
Just picked up the Wall Street Journal only to see an article titled, “They Don’t All Sound Familiar: Debut albums are among those making the cut in a field filled with talent”. I had no idea that I was going to find one of my fav punk jew jazz groups in there. Pitom indeed!
“On “Pitom” (Tzadik), guitarist Yoshie Fruchter mixes grunge, jazz, Zappa, noise-rock and a dollop of surf music with Jewish modes and scales to create a loud, raucous album full of noise and virtuosity. The rhythm section can explode with heavy-metal thunder, and when Jeremy Brown enters on viola or violin, you’ll hear echoes of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. A dazzling debut.”