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Songs from a Dream

Songs from a Dream by Avi Adrian

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Avi Adrian

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Views: 1,504

Track Listing

Phonebook; Melodica; If You Were Here; Strange Ground; Gorolla; Oil Music; Raindance; Adrian's Run; Sitting in the Wind; Something Changed; Due to Love.

Personnel

Gilad Abro
Gilad Abro

bass, acoustic

Album Description

Adar Broshi died at the age of nineteen on April 5th, 2019 after two and a half years of fighting cancer. The music on this album was written during this period. Memories of joy and happiness, an uncertain future, the hope and the determination to fight on, all are expressed in the songs of this album.

The album’s title Songs From A Dream refers to the last song, “Due To Love,” which was conceived in a dream Adar had in the summer of 2018. In the dream there was a gospel choir of men and women singing this tune in two voices.

Adar was born in Amsterdam in 1999, a happy, kind, and ever-curious boy. When he was two and a half years old his brother was born. Upon seeing him for the first time Adar said “when the baby will grow up we shall sing a song together.” This prophesy came true when Adar at fifteen and his brother Matan, who learned guitar, started playing and performing together.

Being raised on three different continents, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Adar was exposed from an early age to many styles of music from Bach and Mozart to Thelonious Monk and Stevie Wonder. From Israeli folk music to Flamenco. He had a phenomenal musical memory and he could play a tune after hearing it only one time weeks or months before with chords and bassline.

When Adar was 7 years old I took him for a piano lesson with Avi Adrian. As part of the very first lesson, Avi had Adar play a basic blues tune. Avi has a cockatiel parrot “Arik” who showed a supernatural talent for improvising blues. When Avi and Adar started to play a blues tune on the piano Arik joined. I made a video of this “jam session” and uploaded it to YouTube soon after in 2007. The clip titled “Blues Singing Bird” has since amassed nearly a quarter million views.

Adar left over four hundred recordings. Some are original compositions and some are renditions of songs he liked. Our mission is to share this beautiful legacy with music lovers around the world.


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