While singer-songwriter Jordan Zell was visiting Paris from Israel this summer he and I wrote several songs together, including “On a Train from Paris to Rome.”
Since then Jordan has been playing this song along with other of his own works and covers in concerts in Jerusalem accompanied by talented guitarist and assistant arranger Yuri Stolov.
One of these days he or we will get around to making a real video for “On a Train,” but in the meantime you can watch and listen to a recent practice performance of the song at the Putin Bar in Jerusalem.
I’m actually not a big fan of this version since I find its ending is a bit of a downer (Jordan disagrees), Yuri’s fingering sometimes makes it sound as though the train is headed to Spain (Yuri disagrees), and the sound quality, though decent for a bar, isn’t great for the video, especially regarding my lyrics. Also, you can’t see Jordan’s face from behind his shadow-mask.
Nevertheless, I’m proud to introduce Jordan Zell and Yuri Stolov playing “On a Train from Paris to Rome,” a travel song by Jordan Zell (music) and yours truly (lyrics), take 1.