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Album Review

Ari Erev: Close to Home

Read "Close to Home" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pianist and composer Ari Erev here delivers an intimate musical portrait containing a selection of light jazz music intended to convey a warm personal story. As the Israeli pianist states, the album “tells my story of family members, close friends and familiar places, to whom I relate and feel deep emotions towards." Along with eight original compositions, Erev adds reimagined songs by Paul Simon, Keith Jarrett and fellow Israeli artist Efraim Shamir. He also touches on bossa nova with the ...

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Album Review

Ari Erev: Flow

Read "Flow" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Flow is the third recording as leader from prominent Israeli pianist Ari Erev and follows the themes of “time" and “change" that titled his previous albums. On this endeavor, Erev designs a project that reflects his affinity for the percussive Latin sound by including a touch of Afro-Cuban rhythms as one of the elements in a generally post-bop environment of rich harmonic flavor. The Tel-Aviv-based pianist delivers a primarily original selection with the exception of a few cover tunes in ...

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Album Review

Ari Erev: A Handful of Changes

Read "A Handful of Changes" reviewed by Edward Blanco


On his previous recording, About Time (CDBABY, 2008), Israeli pianist Ari Erev led a jazz piano trio in a blend of standards featuring the music of Bill Evans. In continuing his exploration of jazz, Erev engineers A Handful of Changes, affirming what he once stated: “My music has evolved during the past few years." With this extraordinary outing, Erev changes the dynamics of his music, featuring Latin elements and establishing an assertive bop-ish flair in a dramatic departure from the ...

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Extended Analysis

Ari Erev: About Time

Read "Ari Erev: About Time" reviewed by Samuel Chell


Ari Erev About Time A.B.C.D. Music 2008

A reviewer is no longer doing a new pianist or the listener any favors (let alone earning his or her keep) by invoking the name of Bill Evans. Yet Israeli pianist Ari Erev all but makes unavoidable some reference to the seminal predecessor by programming two of Evans' compositions and selecting a theme and title that readily bring to mind the influential progenitor's haunting Time Remembered (Milestone, ...

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Album Review

Ari Erev: About Time

Read "About Time" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The debut recording of Israeli pianist Ari Erev offers his musical musings about time--the relationship between the fleeting time, the shaping of our memories and the perceptions that we all have about time and its implications on our lives. Erev testifies that his main influence is Bill Evans, and he performs regularly with a program, “Jazz from the Heart" that is based on the iconic pianist's repertoire. The thirteen compositions on About Time loyally represent Evans' insistence on clear song ...


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