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Omer Klein: Fearless Friday

Read "Fearless Friday" reviewed by Ian Patterson

From Israel to Boston and then to New York, Omer Klein has followed the path of so many of his compatriots--up to a point. His debut as outright leader, Introducing Omer Klein (Smalls Records, 2008), announced a unique voice, one that blended folkloric, classical and contemporary colors quite seamlessly. Three further recordings cemented Klein's reputation as one of the most talented pianists of his generation. Then, with New York at his feet, Klein moved to Germany. The change, however, has ...

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Omer Klein: Theme and Variations

Read "Omer Klein: Theme and Variations" reviewed by Robin Arends

One of the numerous talents that Israel has produced in the last decade is pianist Omer Klein. He is a much sought-after guest at various music venues in Europe, Israel and the U.S and last April he had his first tour in Canada. Klein, grew up in Netanya, Israel. After he received a special scholarship Klein moved to jny: Boston where he attended the New England Conservatory. In 2006 he moved to New York where he quickly became a notable ...

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Omer Klein: Heart Beats

Read "Heart Beats" reviewed by Jim Santella

Considering the rhythmic spark that freshens this program, it is fitting that Omer Klein's solo piano album begins with a drum solo. Sitting down at the drum set, he introduces his forte with hands on drums and a personalized muffle that contains the basic building blocks of life: Heart Beats. Elsewhere, he spends his time at the piano working up daydreams and reveries that float impressions closely identified with his song titles. “Alma" and “Ship of Fools" rely on simplicity ...

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Omer Klein: Introducing Omer Klein

Read "Introducing Omer Klein" reviewed by John Barron

Since receiving a scholarship to study at the New England Conservatory of Music, Israeli born pianist Omer Klein has amassed an impressive resume in the U.S. After moving to New York in 2006, the twenty-five year old musician began working with an impressive list of artists, including Joel Frahm, Clarence Penn, Ben Street and Donny McCaslin.

Introducing Omer Klein marks Klein's recording debut as a leader, and features bassist Omer Avital, drummer Ziv Ravitz and percussionist Itamar Doari. The all ...


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