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Trio Shalva: Breeza

Read "Breeza" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trio Shalva's debut recording--Riding Alone (Self Produced, 2011)--captured a band at the dawn of its being. Yes, the group had formed in 2009, two calendar years before that album was released, but the music for that record was recorded in 2010, presenting a band that was basically just starting on its way. Now comes Breeza, the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trio Shalva Introduces an Exotic Fusion of Jazz Innovation and Israeli Heritage in "Riding Alone"

halva, announces the release of their debut album Riding Alone. "Riding Alone" is the culmination of a year-long project by founding members Assaf Gleizner (piano/melodic), Koby Hayon (Bass/Guitar/Oud) and Nadav Snir-Zelniker (Drums/Percussion). The result is a striking blend of Jazz, World Music, and Jewish Folk Music, exuding an aural representation of a Middle Eastern landscape. Highlights of the album include the title ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nadav Snir-Zelniker: Thinking Out Loud

Read "Thinking Out Loud" reviewed by John Barron

Israeli-drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker approaches straight-ahead, swinging jazz with a joyful spirit on his debut recording Thinking Out Loud. From the opening notes of “Pizmon Layakinton (Song for Hyacinth)" anchored by veteran bassist Todd Coolman, the disc presents a trio sound sensitive to group communication and exceptional individualism. Pianist Ted Rosenthal guides the trio through an exquisite ...