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Shauli Einav Quartet: Beam Me Up

Read "Beam Me Up" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Beam Me Up is Shauli Einav's fifth album as a leader, but his first as a new father. This is worth mentioning because jazz is, as we all know, something that is lived. How could such a momentous change not manifest itself in one's music? Here, it's quite evident though nothing about the album itself speaks directly to fatherhood or childhood. In a brief liner note, Einav ruminates on those magical moments when music transports one into the present moment, ...

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Shauli Einav: A Truth About Me

Read "A Truth About Me" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A quick glance at the song titles on Shauli Einav's third album A Truth About Me reveals a narrative thread concerning restlessness and movement. Song titles such as “Embarcadère," “The Traveler," “Nomads," and “Le Musketeer" suggest that Einav's musical inspirations are tied to journeys; both his own and others.' Listening to A Truth About Me, with its relentless, forward-leaning rhythmic drive (courtesy of the dynamic Paris-based rhythm tandem of Louis Moutin and Florent Nisse), reinforces this impression. And it's no ...

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Shauli Einav: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The title of saxophonist Shauli Einav's third album, Generations, hints at the breadth of source material the young Israeli-born musician has explored in assembling this collection. Einav contributes two original tunes, “Thermo Blues" and “Renewal," but the bulk of the set comes from the pens of some of the finest writers and players in the history of jazz--with John Coltrane, Harold Land and Don Byas all contributing to this admirable and enjoyable album. Einav's previous album, Opus One ...

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Shauli Einav: Opus One

Read "Opus One" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Given the sheer number, stylistic variety and extraordinary quality of jazz recordings coming out of Israel these days, it's safe to say that improvised music is alive and well in that embattled country. Even among the rarefied company of Israel's finest young jazz musicians, saxophonist Shauli Einav stands out as a uniquely accomplished and mature talent. So does his debut recording, Opus One. A protégé of the late Arnie Lawrence, Einav has something of Lawrence's keening alto sound and sheer ...


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