The Heavenly Melodies of Shlomo Carlebach
As interpreted by Neil Seidel, Guitarist
For all you fans of the music of Shlomo Carlebach, here is a release by Neil Seidel, an amazing musician who was Shlomo's favorite guitarist. This is an all instrumental CD of popular Shlomo Carlebach melodies by a master guitarist who spent 23 years with Shlomo. The CD will bring back fond memories to those who were with Shlomo, and inspire those who are new to the music. >> read reviews
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"I was transported to those heavenly moments we shared with R. Shlomo"
Reviewer: Rabbi Zalman Schacter Shalomi
"Neil Seidel expresses the soul of Reb Shlom's (z") music with both fidelity to his spirit and heartful artistry. Listening I was transported to those heavenly moments we shared with Reb Shlomo z"l Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi"
"Iridescent, soaring, sophisticated and opulent rendering of Shlomo's timeless me"
Reviewer: Charles E. Vernoff, Ph.D.
"Neil Seidel, Shlomo Carlebach's premier guitar accompanist, has magisterially demonstrated his stature as an artist and authoritative interpreter of Shlomo Carlebach's immortal music on this exquisite, meticulously mastered CD. There is a special pleasure in surrendering to these sounds without words, music which carries the listener aloft into a resplendent world of spirit which soothes, inspires and heals. For the Jewish soul and those with affinities to it, one could not imagine a more opulent and gratifying treat than is offered to us by Neil Seidel's impeccable artistry. Neil reveals a whole new, exalted and sophisticated dimension of Shlomo Carlebach which will confirm the special status of Shlomo's heavenly melodies in the pantheon of immortal expressions of the Jewish soul."
"Extremely uplifting, deep ,inspiring & transformational!"
Reviewer: Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz of the Chai Center
"I have been a big fan of R. Shlomo Carlebach since 1959. Never have I heard those melodies so amazingly " translated & interpreted " as on Neil Seidel's album . While I'm listening , I really dont want 2 do anything else but --- LISTEN .Seidel brings out the greatness of Carlebach & --- vice versa!"
"Smooth & Mellow"........ Rabbi Moshe Shur Director Hillel of Queens College New York