Assif Tsahar

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Assif Tsahar
Saxophonist Assif Tsahar in Levontin7, tel aviv 2011, photographed by Almit Alfonta
Saxophonist Assif Tsahar in Levontin7, tel aviv 2011, photographed by Almit Alfonta
Background information
Born (1969-06-11) June 11, 1969 (age 51)
InstrumentsTenor saxophone
Bass clarinet
Associated actsDigital Primitives trio

Assif Tsahar (born Israel, June 11, 1969) is an Israeli tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist. He has lived in New York City since 1990.

He has performed with Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, William Parker,[1] Mat Maneri, Hamid Drake, Peter Kowald, Susie Ibarra, Rashied Ali, Warren Smith, Wilbur Morris, Le Quan Ninh, John Tchicai, Fred Anderson, Rob Brown, Roy Campbell, Gerald Cleaver, Agusti Fernandez, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler, Joe Daley, Herb Robertson, Cuong Vu, Chris Jonas, Ori Kaplan, Oscar Noriega, Roman Stolyar, Alex Harding, Steve Swell, Cooper-Moore, and Tom Abbs

He founded the label Hopscotch Records in 1999. In 2006 he opens the music club Levontin7 with Daniel Sarid in Tel Aviv.


As leader or co-leader[edit]

  • Shekhina (Eremite, 1996)
  • Ein Sof (Silkheart, 1997)
  • Home Cookin (Hopscotch, 1998)
  • The Hollow World (Hopscotch, 1999)
  • Open Systems (Marge, 2001)
  • Soul Bodies, vol. 1 (Ayler, 2001)
  • Ma: Live at the Fundacio Juan Miro (Hopscotch, 2002)
  • Come Sunday (Hopscotch, 2003)
  • America (Hopscotch, 2003)
  • JAM (Hopscotch, 2003)
  • Lost Brother (Hopscotch, 2005)
  • Code Re(a)d (Hopscotch, 2011)

Digital Primitives[edit]

  • Digital Primitives (Hopscotch, 2007)
  • Hum Crackle & Pop (Hopscotch, 2009)

As sideman[edit]

With Rashied Ali

  • Deals, Ideas & Ideals (Hopscotch, 2001)

With Rob Brown

With Andy McWain[2]

  • Resemblance (Fuller Street Music, 2008)
  • Starfish (Fuller Street Music, 2003)

With William Parker


  1. ^ Snowden, Don. "Ein Sof: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  2. ^

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