Sam Barsh: This Is the Song


This Is the Song


Sam Barsh (piano, keyboards, melodica)


I Forgot What You Taught Me (Sunnyside SSC4605)

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Sam Barsh (piano, keyboards, melodica), Tim Collins (vibes),

Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Jaimeo Brown (drums)


Composed by Sam Barsh


Recorded: Brooklyn, NY


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

Barsh opens this song out with a phased out Rhodes sound. The sound is for sure being played from the Nord Electro keyboard and Barsh gets a very usable and sustainable sound from it. Collins plays the melody on vibes and brings out the brightness, making this song a real listening treat. The band proceeds to bust out into a jam, with Barsh playing suspended chords and fourth chordal fragments that drive the song out of the park. I really like Barsh and I think that his output is only going to increase with each album. Don't sleep on this guy. He's got creative juices that aren't present in many musicians. He's an up and coming songwriter (check out his work with Brand New Heavies singer Honey Larochelle) and has proven his worth as a sideman with stints with bassist Avishai Cohen.

I highly recommend this release to anyone out there that's looking for a little bit of diversity in their musical diet. Barsh definitely delivers and proves it beyond a doubt with I Forgot What You Taught Me .

Reviewer: Jared Pauley


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