Upside Down Mountain

Release Date
April 1, 2022
A crossover between jazz and delicate - almost classical-in-style performance - Upside Down Mountain features the best of Yosef Gutman's latest compositions. With Yosef featuring on bass, the album also hints at his South African roots. He interweaves “jive” and “kwela” with Americana and infuses his own unique voice. The album was recorded with a semi-improvisational approach. "The album was recorded over three and half consecutive days in a beautiful-sounding room in Jerusalem. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We played live -without separation or isolation and without monitoring. I felt this approach worked; to relate as naturally as we can to others in the room. I think more than anything, this allowed us to “play the space” which has a unique character and is as much a part of the music as are the performers and their instruments."
Featured Artists

Yosef Gutman Levitt: Bass, Composer, and Executive Producer

Omri Mor: Piano

Ofri Nehemya: Drums

Bo Savik: Mixing & Mastering

Gilad Ronen: Arranger

Yaron Aldema: Assistant

Asael Sadan: Assistant

Recorded live and produced by: Gilad Ronen & Yosef Gutman Levitt at Bati Legani Studio, Israel

Spatial Audio/Binaural mix by: Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studios Sweden 

US$ 18