Take Five with Shauli Einav
Smalls for the intimate cozy feel it has, the creative vibe there and the supportive listening audience.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
"Sunshine Ballad," from my next album. It was just one of these takes that everything fell in together, very sensitive playing from all the guys in the band.
The first Jazz album I bought was:
George Coleman, Live at Yoshi's.
What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
Honesty, integrity and vitality. Music is organized tones in space and time while creating an experience to the listener. I do my best to take my listener through an experience when playing.
Did you know...
I used to dance in a folk dance group for eight years!
CDs you are listening to now:
Hank Mobley, Soul Station (Blue Note);
Daniel Ori, So It Goes (Art of Life);
Tom Harrell, Prana Dance (High Note).
Desert Island picks:
Miles Davis, Nefertiti (Columbia);
John Coltrane, Crescent (Impulse);
John Coltrane}, Live in Seattle (Impulse);
Wes Montgomery, The Amazing Jazz Guitar (Prestige);
Charlie Parker, Savoy Recordings.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Get the people to come out from their houses and go to live performances at little café's and large concert halls.
What is in the near future?
Releasing a new album in September 2010 and touring the NorthEast.
Teaching music to k-6 children and playing with Pey Dalid Jewish Funk band.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Probably an architect.
Courtesy of Shauli Einav