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Daniel Ori: Emuna

Read "Emuna" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Since moving to New York in 2008, Israeli-born bassist Daniel Ori has labored hard to forge for himself a reputation as one of today's up-and-coming jazz musicians. While certainly an excellent bassist, this winner of the 2009 ASCAP Jazz Composers Award is slowly cementing a reputation as a dynamic composer. His debut as a leader, So It Goes (Art of Life Records, 2010), is a testament to his skills as a writer, which he also confirms in another bold statement, ...

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Daniel Ori: Emuna

Read "Emuna" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Bassist Daniel Ori's early upbringing has colored his work as a musician. Exposed first to classical music by his grandmother, he was later influenced by rock music. But these were just two posts on a journey that now finds Ori firmly established on the New York contemporary jazz scene. A winner of the 2009 ASCAP Jazz Composers Award, Ori has gone on to incorporate Middle Eastern, African and Latin influences in his compositions.Ori has a striking range. He ...

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Daniel Ori: So It Goes

Read "So It Goes" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There exists a triple point where adult contemporary, modern, and acoustic improvisatory jazz meet and exist together in an equilibrium where none of the three schools dominate the other two. While real, this creative point remains oddly elusive. Enter Israeli bassist Daniel Ori, whose second recording, So It Goes edges ever closer to the desirable goal of modern jazz parity--the perfect meeting of style and substance. Bassist/composer Daniel Ori is successfully divining his way to this constantly moving creative point. ...

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Daniel Ori: So It Goes

Read "So It Goes" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Fate deals its own cards. The first instrument of choice for bassist Daniel Ori was the piano which he began playing at his grandmother's house. When he was 14, Ori noticed his brother's electric bass and picked it up. From then on he began his musical journey getting involved with jazz which he began studying in Israel. He later continued his studies at the Berklee College of Music.

Ori recorded his first album, Money (Fourward Quartet, 2005), in Israel with ...


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