Come join us for a super spiritual Alternative Kol Nidre Service at Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. Starts at 8:30, no charge AND plenty of parking in the main lot. Features the always brilliant Rabbi Philip Graubart, Roberta Winston on vocals, with a violinist, pianist, cellist and yours truly. Most of the pieces are original. Hope you can make it. L’shannah tova!
I composed Every Crying Mother in response to two events The winter after my first child, Sarah, was born, Sarajevo became a contested battleground. The entire civilian population was buffeted by war, disease and starvation. A mourning mother was shown on TV cradling her dead baby who had been mortally wounded when a rocket hit the marketplace. At that moment it struck me that the pain of a mother’s loss was worse than any other imaginable. This song is dedicated to every mother who has ever lost a child. May Sarah, Rachel, Jordan and my wife Roberta never feel the pain of that woman in the marketplace.
With my buddy, Joe McNalley. Killer bassist, a musician’s musician and a great guy. Thanks for being in my musical life, dude!
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