I was confused a bit, why this one was not named "Kompositsia". It made me curious enough to search the net and to dig out the back story.Tramontana is an Italian word, denoting a strong cold wind, a bit similar to mistral, but blowing from the north. I might know better, why this word was used for title, if I had just basic understanding of the language of the lyrics. I can guess only, that Lebanon is northern of Israel... But it is not cold there. I don't know...Strictly musically, the album is just the same as the "Kompositsia" series: guitar, violin, male vocals singing modern Hebrew, and fine mix of blues with some Levant and Klezmer motives. The opening song says just about everything, melody is contagious. And after that it goes only better and better. Once again great craftmanship and talent. My opinion? Although this album is in my head mixed with the other Avi's productions, I still can remember some songs as coming from this particular record. It is all old, but on the other hand all new. Hard to copy with, eight stars then [++++++++--], You need to listen to it to agree or not.