Origins is the debut album by Israeli pianist, composer, and producer Tomer Adaddi. A veteran of the classical and pop worlds, Adaddi has worked with everyone from Andrea Bocelli and Mercedes Sosa to the Scorpions. His compositions have appeared in films and albums by a variety of artists around the world, but for his first solo recording, he chose to honor his native land with a collection of classical interpretations of Jewish melodies for piano and string orchestra. Sentimental, wistful, and at times dark, his romantic piano style lends itself well to this classic format, and throughout Origins' 13 instrumental tracks, Adaddi offers an elegant take on these venerable melodies.
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AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger