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Tal Gur: Under Contractions

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Uncertainty, synchronicity, discombobulation, frustration, and fragility all come to the surface on Under Contractions--the third album from Israeli-born, New York-based saxophonist Tal Gur. Gur--a practicing music therapist--has a way of coaxing emotions out of his instrument(s), turning his own work into a form of self-examination. It's true that autobiography has a place in the work of most musicians, but the resultant music that's created isn't often as vivid as this. For Gur, a nebulous miniature can serve as the outcome of pushing through writer's block ("ReGenesis"), disorder can have its place in life ("Time Tuning Day #2"), ...

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Tal Gur: Air Portrait

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Young Israeli alto and soprano saxophonist Tal Gur's debut features him leading a quartet comprised of fellow young Israeli players: drummer Ariel Armoni, who collaborated recently with Israeli pianist Daniel Sarid on TR (Levontin 7, 2007); guitarist Ido Bukelman, who is a member of Israeli jazz quartet The Rats, and bassist Ehud Ettun. Classically trained, Gur performs and records jazz, rock, Hassidic and Balkan music, in addition to studying sound engineering. For Air Portrait, Gur composed all six tracks.

The sound of Gur's saxophones indeed captures the attention, but can be annoying. After the brief electronic ...



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