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Ari Erev

Jazz Pianist, arranger and band leader.

Music

The music of pianist and composer Ari Erev blends a deep classical touch, producing an intimate, delicate and emotional style inspired by pianists such as Bill Evans, Kenny Barron and Fred Hersch, with an energetic, latin-oriented and rhythmic drive, such as those found with pianists Michel Camilo and Michell Petrucciani, to produce a mature voice of his own.

Albums

The recording of “Flow”, his latest album, establishes pianist Ari Erev as one of Israel's most melodic and sensitive modern jazz pianists and composers. Featured mostly on his own originals in this project, Ari leads a program that includes a top-notch rhythm section and guest soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen, and creates a personal and artistically-performed album, continuing his exploration of combining percussive Latin rhythms with the rich harmonies of post-bop Jazz.

“A Handful of Changes” (2012), introduced Latin-flavored jazz compositions and inspired playing and featured the brilliant, New York tenor-saxophonist, Joel Frahm. The album, which is based mainly on his own originals, plus two songs by Israeli composer Alexander Argov and a pair of jazz standards, was very warmly received by critics all over the world. “...an impressive project indeed... a presentation of individual, inner beauty...” (Alexander Ariff, Hard Bop Jazz Journal).

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”a powerful fluid musical statement containing excellent new material,... a remarkable performance from a gifted artist whose expressive playing style and clever compositions, elevate him as one of the finest pianists on the international jazz scene today.”
Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

”Beautiful Waltz, modulations that generate hope, bounties and consonance...”
Egberto Gismonti

”...Once in a while, an artist shines with the unalloyed beauty, accessibility and blitheness of their approach. ...compositional mastery... ...a quiet sophistication - a fine, sonorous groove..

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Tel Aviv

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Albums

Close to Home

Self Produced
2021

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Flow

Self Produced
2016

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A Handful of Changes

Self Produced
2012

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About Time

Self Produced
2008

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Ari Erev: About Time

Unknown label
2008

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Falling in Place

From: Close to Home
By Ari Erev

Jump into the Water

From: Flow
By Ari Erev

Precious Present

From: A Handful of Changes
By Ari Erev

Luigi's Muse

From: About Time
By Ari Erev

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