Jesse Fischer's <i>Day Dreamer</i>, a Manifestation of Identity
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The last time I heard "Hine Ma Tov," I was probably at synagogue on the Yale campus, squirming in a button-down, bored and hungry. We used to sing it in Hebrew school, the phonetics somehow sticking with me through the years, praised be the ancients, while my reading skills melted away shortly after my bar mitzvah. Appetizing "research" has been the extent of my Judaism recently, so it was a surprise to see the tune, an ode to unity and goodness, deep in the track list of Jesse Fischer's new album Day Dreamer, out now on Ropeadope Records. It's a hymn that reverberates off the walls of his ancestry, too. "All that stuff that Herbie was doing in the early 70's -- they weren't just continuing hard bop, they were really trying to figure out what being American but also African meant to them," Fischer told me in a recent Skype conversation. "I've always been intrigued by that, but that's not my heritage. It's important to figure out what my heritage is and where that fits into growi...
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