The Mark Ginsburg Band launches their debut CD at The Basement on Wednesday 26th August. The material is based on a body of research work that Mark is conducting as part of his Master’s degree at the Sydney Conservatorium. He is exploring the linkages between Jewish cantorial singing and jazz improvisation. Music on the album draws on ancient prayer modes which have been handed down through the centuries. The band includes Ryan Grogan on piano, Karl Dunnicliff on bass and Tim Firth on drums as well as Judy Campbell who will guest on vocals and array mbira.Mike Nock will play the opening set on solo piano.