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Jennifer Jupiter
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Jennifer Jupiter Holy cow this is amazing. Adventure, variety, surprises, brilliant compositions and arrangements. Damn!! Favorite track: Frederic’s Migraine.
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xpatofthemind De Brasov and Israelite are both virtuoso musicians, and this album is a great showcase of the range of their talents. There is a ton of Eastern European soul here in a creative mix of styles--jazz, fusion, electronica, classical--often in the same track. If you like avant-garde music but you also like something with a groove and some world flavor, this might be for you. Favorite track: Tour Babel.
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Per Bjarne Provokation with Roberto De Brasov & Koby Israelite is one big eye open'er for me, those two top pro musicians are a joy to listen to, lay yourself down and just open your ears wide and you will understand.
Since I bought this albut I hear it at least once a week.
My deepest respect and happiness to this music is priceless, I simply love the way they do music so well. Favorite track: Nocturne No. 2.
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double-h Fantastic! Koby can't do anything wrong and Robertos accordion is magical. Favorite track: Provokation.
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The Trap 06:20
Solitude 04:51
Space Snail 03:14
Provokation 06:13
Tour Babel 03:23
On the Edge 04:44


Following the release of his 2018 album ‘The Rest of Now,’ acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and genre buster Koby Israelite returns to Chant Records with a collaboration featuring the virtuoso Romanian accordionist Roberto de Brasov. Crossing genres, fusing cultures and combining multiple flavors into a truly one of a kind musical punch in the face, ‘Provokation’ is like an almost out-of-control steamroller blasting a mixtape of Balkan music, jazz and metal. Featuring a haunting, funhouse rendition of Chopin’s ‘Nocturne No 2’ and the classic standard ‘If You Go Away’ reworked as a dramatic power ballad with special guest singer Annique, ‘Provokation’ electrifies from first note to last.


released August 12, 2019

Roberto De Brasov - accordion, vocals
Koby Israelite - drums, percussion, piano, Roli Seaboard, guitar, bass, vocals , accordion (song no. 8)
Annique- vocals (song no. 4)

All music composed and arranged by Roberto De Brasov and Koby Israelite. Except “If You Go Away” by Jacque Brel and Rod McKuen and "Nocturne no. 2" by Frédéric Chopin.

Recorded at Bamba Studios. London,
December 2018 - March 2019
Mixed and produced by Koby Israelite


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Koby Israelite London, UK

Hailed as a ‘maverick’, ‘impossible to categorise’ and ‘groundbreaking,’ London-based composer, producer and multi- instrumentalist Koby Israelite has released four albums on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records and created original music for film, television, theater and ballet. Recent projects include work with legendary gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocârlia and singer Annique for Asphalt Tango Records. ... more

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