Jazz Articles about Albare

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Album Review

Albare & Co.: Freedom

Read "Freedom" reviewed by Jack Bowers


"Jazz is the voice of freedom," says Israeli-born guitarist & composer Albare, “and it will never be silenced." To that end, Albare has assembled a world-class sextet to perform seven of his sunny, swing-based compositions, two others co-written with pianist Phil Turcio and Turcio's graceful “Shimmozle." The session begins, appropriately enough, with Albare's open-hearted “Freedom," which introduces fellow front-liner Randy Brecker on trumpet. Soprano saxophonist Ada Rovatti (who also plays splendid alto and tenor saxophones) makes her ...

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Album Review

Albare: Plays Jobim Vol. 2

Read "Plays Jobim Vol. 2" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


"I was 14 when I first heard the music of Tom Jobim," recalls Albare, nom de guerre of guitarist Albert Dadon. “I already had six years of guitar learning under my belt. When I first heard those bossa chords, my ears were opened in a whole new way. A musical seed was planted in my brain that would never leave me." Plays Jobim Vol. 2 continues the story from Volume 1, released in May 2020, and polishes many ...

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From the Inside Out

Lost Within Jobim, the BOOM, and You

Read "Lost Within Jobim, the BOOM, and You" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Albare Plays Jobim Vol. 2 Alfi Records 2021 “I was 14 when I first heard the music of Tom Jobim," recalls Albare, nom de guerre of guitarist Albert Dadon. “I already had six years of guitar learning under my belt. When I first heard those bossa chords, my ears were opened in a whole new way. A musical seed was planted in my brain that would never leave me."

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Album Review

Albare: Albare Plays Jobim

Read "Albare Plays Jobim" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Guitarist and composer Albare, who discovered the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1972, now pays tribute to the “father of the bossa nova" on an incredibly gorgeous session of light music with strings, the outstanding Albare Plays Jobim. Paying homage to the greatest exponent of Brazilian music is not easy and using the guitar, which Tom Jobim was often drawn to, makes comparisons an issue. Albare may be the better player--even though these days he only plays by ear, ...

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Album Review

Albare: Only Human

Read "Only Human" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Australian guitarist Albare (Albert Dadon) celebrates ethnic diversity and cultural threads common to all people with the effervescent Only Human. Together with pianist Phil Turcio they have penned a set of ten catchy, impressionistic tunes that the band interprets with tastefully understated performances. The breezy music coalesces around a few clean and elementary motifs without an intricate structure as each track evokes a specific mellow mood. The lilting and languid “Hotel Royal" for instance conjures up images of ...

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Album Review

Albare: The Road Ahead

Read "The Road Ahead" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Moroccan born guitarist Albere (Albert Dadon) emigrated to Australia at the age of 27 and blossomed into a celebrated jazz guitarist who also directs the Melbourne Jazz Festival amid other jazz-related endeavors. Here, he focuses on melodic textures via a breezy gait, employing a synth guitar and six-string electric while exhibiting an unhurried or building-block approach to soloing. To some extent Albare is a polite guitarist who doesn't plunge into super-speed technical gymnastics. The majority of these pieces are executed ...


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