Music

Do you like Jonah Rank’s music? What’s that you say? You’ve never listened? Well, put on your earphones and get ready to be blown away (or at least mildly amused)!

Jonah has three solo albums of his own:

Loud and Dumb (2006) | (Click here for lyrics and more info!)

Jonah Rank: Loud and Dumb

Your Favorite Album (2008)

Jonah Rank: Your Favorite Album

Shamor Vezakhor Bedibbur Echad (2010)

Cover of Shamor Vezakhor Bedibbur Echad

Other significant projects involving Jonah Rank’s music include the following:

– Jonah playing piano on “You & I,” the closing track of The Dream Factory, the debut solo EP of David Irwin

– Jonah playing piano on “Climb the Mountain” by Davey Rosen & Yoni Stadlin

– Jonah performing an original composition for Phillip Askew & Lydia Walker’s “Variations On Surya Namaskara” (appearing on the website of The New York Times–check out the video from 6:06 until 6:46)

– Jonah performing an original score for the short film Scribble Squabble Morning

– Jonah performing in the mock-music-video for “Fire and I” by Ghanaian poet and singer Osekre, for whose debut album No Turning Back From HereJonah produced 13 tracks (performing keys and other instruments on the album); also check out the videos for “We Are Going” and “Verses For the Masses (featuring Derrick Ashong),” on which Jonah plays all the instruments

– Jonah performing a punk-rock cover of “Yome, Yome” for the short film A Modest Education

Some collaborator-highlights:

Derrick Ashong, rapping on “Verses For the Masses” by Osekre; produced, mixed and instruments-performed by Jonah (2009)

Phillip Askew & Lydia Walker’s “Variations On Surya Namaskara” with Jonah’s composing and accompaniment (2008)

– Lorene Bouboushian’s movement-piece “It’s Okay, It’s Okay, Don’t Worry, It’s Okay” with Jonah’s composing and accompaniment (2008)

– Marina Evans’ vocals on CONFIDENTIAL on an upcoming release by Jonah (2011)

– David Irwin’s “You & I,” on which Jonah plays piano

– Mike Klein, Michal Mechlovitz, and Jessie Winkler for “Genetic Test (The Missing ABBA Song)” by JMJM; they sing on it, Mike co-produced (2008); Mike Klein also co-wrote (with Jonah) and plays guitar on “Mi Gato Tiene Un Elefante” from Jonah’s Loud and Dumb

– Noam Londy co-wrote (with Jonah) and played percussion and keyboard on “Mi Gato Tiene Un Elefante” from Jonah’s Loud and Dumb

Osekre: Jonah produced 13 tracks for; and played piano, drums, guitar, bass, and trumpet on; the debut album No Turning Back From here (2009)

– Sean Peters and Kristin Young, singing on “Nothing Changes,” “On These Streets,” and “I Know” by Osekre; produced, mixed and drum-programming by Jonah (2009)

Lance Rhodes, Raphael Rozenfeld, Jeremy Stein, Elana Rozenfeld, and Avi Fox-Rosen on a pending Chanukkah CD-project (2008)

– Michal Richardson for “Slowdown Showdown,” recorded, mixed, produced, engineered, co-written and with keyboard accompaniment by Jonah (2009)

– Andre Rivie, playing guitar on “Nothing Changes,” “On These Streets,” and “I Know” by Osekre; produced, mixed and drum-programming by Jonah (2009)

– Hannabiell Sanders’ percussion on “On These Streets” by Osekre (2009)

– Davey Rosen and Yoni Stadlin playing guitar and having co-written their “Climb Your Mountain,” on which Jonah plays piano (2008)

– Alan Silverman’s drums on “Pineapple Part 2 (This One’s Got Music and Words)” on I’m Quitting the Music Business (2011)

Andres Wilson‘s guitar on “Rock & Roll Or the Rabbinate” on I’m Quitting the Music Business (2011)


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