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Alon Near

Alon Near is an Israeli-based bass player, currently residing in New York, where he is working as a bass player in various bands, after graduating the "New School For Jazz" with an Honorary Degree. Amongst many others, Alon has played with Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Liebman, and Eli Degibri. Alon has also attended the prestigious "Berklee Workshops" Led by terry Lynn Carrington, was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, won first prize in the "Rostov Jazz Competition", and is playing in New York's soon to come Winter Jazz Festival with the Eli Degibri Quartet.


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Lynne Arriale Trio: Being Human

Read "Being Human" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

In the album Being Human, the Lynne Arriale Trio has crafted a release that delves into many dimensions of our shared humanity. Accompanied by the rhythmic backbone of bassist Alon Near and the pulsating energy of drummer Lukasz Zyta, the trio embarks on an exhilarating sonic journey. A suite of ten original compositions is the frame on which Arriale hangs her musical narrative. Many of the tracks are dedicated to those who have inspired her life, ...

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Lynne Arriale: Being Human

Read "Being Human" reviewed by Doug Collette

It is worth (re)stating what a balm to the soul is good jazz music. Still, on her seventeenth album as a leader, pianist/composer Lynne Arriale expounds upon that verity with bassist Alon Near and drummer Lukasz Zyta, all the while refraining from overstatement. In so doing, Arriale and company extend the conscious decision to emphasize empathy as captured on her previous album, The Lights Are Always On (Challenge Records, 2022). A rush of rippling piano at the outset ...

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Lynne Arriale: Being Human

Read "Being Human" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

In need of some serious uplift? Try Being Human, a sure high water mark for pianist/composer Lynne Arriale. Locked into that too often wayward network of connections between heart, brain and her vividly emotive lyricism, Arriale's seventeenth artistic statement serves as a conduit to our shared hopes, dreams, thoughts, prayers, and best wishes for a better world. Lithesome and balletic, with a feminine mystique and facility that's essential yet hard to define, Being Human throws a warm light ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Being Human

Challenge Records


First out of the Sliv

Self Produced



From: Being Human
By Alon Near

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