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Or Bareket: OB1

Read "OB1" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Il primo disco del bassista Or Bareket, dal didascalico titolo OB1, raccoglie sette sue composizioni originali e due arrangiamenti di brani altrui. Bareket dirige un quartetto formato dal batterista Ziv Ravitz, apprezzato sideman (ad esempio con Shai Maestro) oltreché a sua volta leader esperto, dal chitarrista Shachar Elnatan e dal pianista Gadi Lehavi, giovani talenti molto ...

Oded Tzur: Translator's Note

Read "Translator's Note" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Si dice un gran bene di questo giovane sassofonista israeliano di stanza a New York, qui giunto al secondo lavoro da leader alla testa di un quartetto che include i connazionali Shai Maestro e Ziv Ravitz e il greco Petros Klampanis. In programma sue musiche originali e il coltraneano «Lonnie's Lament».

E in effetti ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's Releases "Translator's Note" on Yellowbird/ENJA

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's Releases "Translator's Note" on Yellowbird/ENJA

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's latest effort, Translator's Note (Yellowbird/Enja Records) is is now available! Starting in 2012, Oded led a rehearsal in Brooklyn with Shai Maestro, Petros Klampanis and Ziv Ravitz. The immediate connection between the four musicians led to the creation of the Oded Tzur Quartet, an ensemble that explores relationships between the jazz setting and Indian ...

Oded Tzur: Translator's Note

Read "Translator's Note" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If music has the potential to tell stories, saxophonist Oded Tzur proves himself one of the jazz world's premier storytellers on Translator's Note. “Single Mother," the tune that opens the set, is a vibrant novelette, haunting and atmospheric, riding on the undertones of Indian classical music--a winding tale that gathers intensity and momentum, a sculpting of ...

Lefteris Kordis: Mediterrana

Read "Mediterrana" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Da tempo residente negli Stati Uniti e oggi professore al Berklee College, il pianista e compositore Lefteris Kordis è però originario di Atene e mostra di non aver dimenticato la musica ascoltata in giovane età e le tradizioni musicali delle sue terre, studiate nel corso della sua formazione artistica. Questo disco, basato su formazioni variabili di ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016

Read "NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

NYC Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 13-17, 2016

If you make the rounds in New York City on any night of the week, during any week of the year, there's always an abundance of quality jazz to hear. But when NYC Winter Jazzfest takes hold, the cup truly runneth over. This massive ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Yaron Herman: Everyday

Read "Everyday" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

È tutt'altro che noioso, e questo è un bel biglietto da visita per un duo piano/batteria. Non è un omaggio a chicchessia né la solita passerella di standard più o meno noti, a meno che si vogliano considerare tali “Retrograde" di James Blake e “Prelude n° 4, Opus 74" di Alexander Scriabin. E non rivela nessun ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Shai Maestro Trio: Untold Stories

Read "Untold Stories" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Hearing the Shai Maestro Trio is like awakening to a new world: a world of wonders, excitement, beauty, and uncertainty. Sounds of intrigue, expressions of joy, introspective thoughts, and heightened intensity all come to the fore at one time or another as Maestro, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Ziv Ravitz open up and share themselves through ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Takes Place June 14 & 21 In The Urban Meadow

8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Takes Place June 14 & 21 In The Urban Meadow

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill... The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York Times “The lineup ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Shai Maestro: Music as a journey of being a human

Read "Shai Maestro: Music as a journey of being a human" reviewed by Urszula Orczyk

Shai Maestro,talented 27-year-old pianist and a composer, has earned his spurs being a part of Avishai Cohen's band. Now he has a band of his own--Shai Maestro Trio (although he says it's not “his" band but “theirs": Shai, Jorge Roeder and Ziv Ravitz). The group has released two albums so far--in 2012 Shai Maestro Trio and ...