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press release: soul song
"Yosef-Gutman brings it all home in one release of sincere, almost sublime, beauty."
Michael Toland Big Takeover
The compositions conjur[e] an atmosphere of appealing gentleness…an aura of what Buddhists call loving-kindness. They are quiet prayers, offered gracefully...Yosef Gutman’s music speaks eloquently of a peaceful existence.
Scott Gutterman Brooklyn Rail
There is something so luminous, open-hearted and wholly unique about the music on Yosef Gutman Levitt’s self-produced trio recording Upside Down Mountain that it begs the question: Where did this guy come from?
Bill Milkowski
Upside Down Mountain contains a world of colors and emotions for something resolutely pure and simple in structure. Yosef Gutman Levitt's music is a quietly eclectic kind that lets straightforward and floaty melodies speak for themselves. It spins together folky and jazzy elements from everywhere he's been (born in South Africa, migrated to New York City and eventually Jerusalem), spun into a set eminently charming and compelling.
Geno Thackara About Jazz
"A glorious mix of spiritual improvisation. This album is a brief, yet eloquent, respite for our ails."
Jeff Krow Audition
“Uplifting, rich with soulful melodies and a generally harmonious feel...Humanity emanates from every pore of this recording's dozen pieces.”
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