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Tal Arditi

Tal Arditi (born in 1998) Guitarist and composer from Israel. Recognised as a young guitar prodigy , Tal started to study in the prestige ”Jazz institute” program, by ”Rimon Music University” when he was only 16. in the age of 18, he graduated from ”Rimon” sucsessfully with a Jazz Diploma, and decided to move to Berlin. In Berlin he quickly became one of the most wanted players in the local and international Jazz scene, and started to play regularly in clubs and festivals all over Europe. In 2017 he was a finalist in ”Conad Jazz Competition” and preformed in ”Umbria Jazz Festival” With his one trio. In June 2018 , Tal has been chosen to participate in the prestige jazz programme ”Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” in Washington DC. in February 2018, Tal recorded his debut album ”Portrait”, live at ”A-Trane” jazz club, together with Andreas Lang on Bass and Tobias Backhuse on Drums. The idea behind the name ”Portrait” is, That the concert in ”A-Trane” was a portrait of Tal’s life until that point

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Eli Degibri Preps You For The Red Sea Jazz Festival

Eli Degibri Preps You For The Red Sea Jazz Festival

My first memory of the jazz festival in Eilat was when I was around 15 years old, about a year before I was allowed to head down south by myself. I had to imagine what it would really be like there while listening to live broadcasts religiously on Kol Israel Radio. To this day I still ...

Amir Seibert: Alpha Centauri

Read "Alpha Centauri" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

This music expedition to the closest star system to our sun comes by way of Tel Aviv composer Amir Seibert in Alpha Centauri. It's a continuation of 2014's The Interstellar Suite EP featuring a galaxy expanding theme with a striking arrangement of strings and voice.

This time around the five track EP focuses ...

Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi: Birdwatching

Read "Birdwatching" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Israeli pianist/composer Anat Fort augments her longstanding trio with bassist Gary Wang and drummer Roland Schneider by adding Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi (who plays alto clarinet throughout) for her third ECM album, following 2010's And If. The trio had long been based in New York City, but since Fort 's return to Israel and Schneier's return ...

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Adam Ben Ezra Announces Release Of Debut Album "Can't Stop Running"

Adam Ben Ezra Announces Release Of Debut Album "Can't Stop Running"

Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and YouTube sensation Adam Ben Ezra announces the international release of his debut Can’t Stop Running in February 2016. These 12 tracks show no musical boundaries combining elements of modern jazz, rock and world music to create a sweeping, fascinating and versatile album. For the past few years Adam has been breathing new life ...

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Adina E. Releases "Always" Video And Single

Adina E. Releases "Always" Video And Single

Captivating vocalist Adina E. announces the release of Always, the first single from her self-titled album set to be released in March 2016. The track, a mellow classic pop affair with earthy soul and jazz overtones, is accompanied by a visually stunning video that debuts a three part ongoing story arch in collaboration with director Jonathan ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kutiman: Space Cassava

Read "Space Cassava" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Kutiman is an Israeli polymath composer, musician and film producer. Space Cassava is the title of a 2015 mini-album release which is available as a download and also on a limited vinyl version. Despite the paucity of the combined length of the two tracks, weighing in at around 25 minutes, there is some heavy stuff to ...

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Abra: Vocal Sessions / For Four Emotional Registers / 2014​-​2015

Read "Vocal Sessions / For Four Emotional Registers / 2014​-​2015" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Abra is an Israeli improvising vocal ensemble featuring four musicians--Noa Haran, Faye Shapiro, Chanan Ben Simon and Yifat Ziv, taking its name from the Aramaic incantation Abra Ka Dabra (I shall create what i speak). The ensemble debut album documents the ensemble exploratory vocal improvisations during its live performances and studio sessions in different spaces and ...

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Levitas Bros. Release "'Round Midnight"

Levitas Bros. Release "'Round Midnight"

The Levitas Bros. latest release 'Round Midnight (Flying Levi) explores Thelonious Monk's seminal “'Round Midnight" as classical variations where the theme is followed by three freely composed variations. Each track is focused on one particular part from Monk's classic song. Track Listing
1. 'Round Midnight (5:21)
2. Var. I (4:56)

Alon Nechushtan: Venture Bound

Read "Venture Bound" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Dopo il suo interessante Ritual Fire, del 2013, il pianista israeliano Alon Nechushtan presenta adesso questo nuovo lavoro, in realtà registrato nell'aprile del 2012 e sostanzialmente più convenzionale, ancorché venato da elementi che gli donano una personalità propria.

La formazione è un classico quartetto con sax tenore--i due sassofonisti Donny McCaslin e John ...