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Take Five with Shauli Einav

By Published: April 19, 2010
Not a road story but just an experience as a kid, when I was about age 16, I came to NYC for a visit, went to the jam session at Cleopatra's Needle, got to play, closed my eyes, I thought I was playing really good until I hear a trumpet sound coming from the entrance and cutting me in the middle of my solo, I opened my eyes and saw Roy Hargrove
Roy Hargrove
Roy Hargrove
b.1969
trumpet
next to me.

Favorite venue:

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
George Coleman
George Coleman
b.1935
sax, tenor
, 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
Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
1930 - 1986
sax, tenor
, Soul Station (Blue Note);

Daniel Ori
Daniel Ori
b.1979
bass
, So It Goes (Art of Life);

Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell
b.1946
trumpet
, Prana Dance (High Note).

Desert Island picks:

Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
1926 - 1991
trumpet
, Nefertiti (Columbia);

John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
1926 - 1967
saxophone
, Crescent (Impulse);

John Coltrane}, Live in Seattle (Impulse);

Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery
1925 - 1968
guitar
, The Amazing Jazz Guitar (Prestige);

Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
1920 - 1955
sax, alto
, 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.

By Day:

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.

Photo Credit

Courtesy of Shauli Einav



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