Mercer Island, Washington 98040, USA
Roots Unknown CDs - Available for Sale January, 2018

'Roots Unknown' CD
Featuring Jazz Musicians David Friesen & Jay Thomas

'Roots Unknown' - Music Available Electronic Media by 1/21/2018

CD available as of 12/14/2017 for IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT

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       per Amazon & iTunes late January, 2018

'Roots Unknown' CD Digipak Unsigned/'As Is'


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$21.00 + $2.10 (10% tax) + $3.00 shipping = $26.10  total               UnSigned /'As Is''Roots Unknown' Digipak with ... 

               9 page insert, includes - Text and Photos' 

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              9 page insert, includes - Text and Photos' plus letter of               authenticity.

CD Release Celebration at Conclusion Live Performance

Photo 1-14-2018 @ CD Release Celebration

Amazon Editorial Review


Editorial Reviews

With an artistic hand lent by legendary bassist David Friesen, clarinetist Edgar Steinitz presents a soulful debut recording. Honoring his heritage, Steinitz taps into a deep spirituality inspired by the joyous melodies of traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish music, offering originals and improvisations in their spirit. Besides Friesen on bass, Roots Unknown features an ensemble of accordion, violin, and percussion along with master improviser, trumpeter and saxophonist Jay Thomas. Combining the refined musical tastes of the Northern European Ashkenazi, and the strong Afro-Latin influences from the Northern African and South American Sephardic communities, Steinitz discovers a rich and significant musical landscape to explore.

About Edgar Steinitz, Roots Unknown & The Musicians

Strong Groove, Passionate music!

"Music you will want to listen to over and over again, so buy the CD for your library!" 

Why I want this CD

"Jazz that warms the soul and gets your toe tapping, your body swaying and dancin' "

"Superb ensembleship ..."

"Fantastic musicians and Guest Artists " 

David Friesen, Co-producer, Director; Hemage Bass  §

Jay Thomas, Fluglehorn, Flute, Tenor Sax, Trumpet

Edgar Steinitz, Arranger, Composer, Co-producer; Clarinets, Soprano Sax

Bonnie Birch, Accordion

Jeff Bush, Percussion

Julian Smedley, Violin, Viola

Wayne Porter, Drum Kit

§ Hemage Bass, Designed and made by Hermann Erlacher, Hall In Tirol Austria / Bass Strings courtesy of Thomastik-Infeld, Wien, Austria / Bass Pickup Courtesy of Don 

Underwood / Bass Speak courtesy of 

FOHHN / Nurtingern, Germany / 

Bass Amplifier courtesy of 


Music / BMI Bug Music-BMG 


Every tune is vividly sculpted ... "Mazel Tov life, L'Chiam!"

  "Jewish Jazz with a powerful Afro-Latin  rhythm and spirituality ... 'in the pocket'!"  


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'Roots Unknown' CD release - January, 2018

Early CD Availability anticipated by mid-December, 2017               

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Edgar Steinitz

Samuel Saga Studio LLC

Mercer Island, WA

(206) 999-4118 for pressing issues only

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'Roots Unknown'  music, CD or individual tracks, available '24-7', January, 2018  electronic outlets (such as Amazon & iTunes)