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Brooklyn Roots
  • Artist: Mark Bloom
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 664241012729
  • Item #: CDBY101272
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Brooklyn Roots on CD

With innovation to inspire and character to connect, Mark Bloom takes audiences on an extraordinary musical journey. It's a path filled with a unique sense of discovery, infectious energy and rekindled spirituality. Mark's world-class keyboard artistry, soulful voice, and dynamic stage presence have thrilled hundreds of organizations around North America. His rare inventive ability to merge an endless variety of styles allows audiences of every generation to experience the joyful magic of Mark's fresh musical style and warm personality. Mark Bloom is a composer, songwriter, producer, pianist, vocalist and sound designer with a background in traditional synagogue music combined with over twenty-five years of experience in the secular world. This unique pairing of skills has allowed Mark to produce and accompany concert artists as varied as Joan Rivers, Noa and Gil Dor, Peter Himmelman and Second City. Mark has written extensively for regional and national theater, while maintaining a busy schedule of nightclub appearances, private engagements, studio work and educational projects. He is musical director of several performing groups including his variety band, Marquis and fusion ensemble, Kavannah. Mark frequently conducts workshops and learning sessions, serving as composer/artist/scholar-in-residence at congregations across North America. A progressive force in modern American Jewish jazz for more than a decade, Mark has produced his acclaimed Jazz Shabbat service at over 45 synagogues and temple communities. His original material and stirring improvisations expand the boundaries of contemporary Jewish music. Inventive yet accessible, humorous and heartfelt, Mark's performances are a captivating and thought provoking spiritual celebration. Mark's celebrated self-produced recordings include Tikkun Olam, Funky Punky Holidays Key Direction, Brooklyn Roots and Divine Dance. BROOKLYN ROOTS is a collection of soulfully crafted original songs, timeless standards and interpretive instrumentals produced, arranged and performed by composer/jazz pianist and vocalist Mark Bloom. The eleven tracks provide a total running time of over 45 minutes of music. The humorous and heartfelt material of BROOKLYN ROOTS covers a broad range of styles, from straight ahead jazz to funk and R&B, folk-rock, epic ballads, theatrical tunes and smooth jazz . As with his first three recordings, Key Direction, Funky Punky Holidays and Tikkun Olam, Mark demonstrates his talents as arranger, producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist. BROOKLYN ROOTS showcases his unique ability to blend a variety of modern and classic styles though his innovative arrangements and top notch musicianship.