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The Omer Avital Group: Asking No Permission

Read "Asking No Permission" reviewed by Brian P. Lonergan

The Omer Avital Group was a mainstay at New York's Smalls club in the mid '90s. An unfortunate turn of events with record companies suppressed the bassist/composer's major label debut, and in recent years Avital has spent more time working and studying in his native Israel. But with the release of Asking No Permission and a ...

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The Omer Avital Group: Asking No Permission

Read "Asking No Permission" reviewed by Jim Santella

In a live 1996 session at Smalls in New York, Omer Avital leads this stellar sextet through a program of six originals and one standard. Nothing is standard, however, about the way this double bassist interprets modern jazz.

A “young lion on the New York jazz scene, Avital was born in Israel. He studied ...

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The Omer Avital Group: Think With Your Heart

Read "Think With Your Heart" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Pure Post Bop.

Avishai Cohen is not the only Israeli-born bassist flexing his muscles on the United States Jazz Scene. Omer Avital has provided an expansive debut recording in Think With Your Heart. Hyperintelligent and free, Think With Your Heart could be considered what happens to Post Bop as a genre when it is perfected. Add ...

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The Omer Avital Group: Think With Your Heart

Read "Think With Your Heart" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

These days, when a young bassist leads a horns-based band, the comparisons and correlations to the late Charles Mingus become inevitable. Israeli-born bassist/composer Omer Avital delivers the goods in prominent fashion while exhibiting star-like qualities on his debut solo offering, entitled Think With Your Heart !

The band launches into a zestful Afro-Cuban groove, featuring Jay ...

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The Omer Avital Group: Think With Your Heart

Read "Think With Your Heart" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

These days, when a young bassist leads a horns-based band, the comparisons and correlations to the late Charles Mingus become inevitable. Israeli-born bassist/composer Omer Avital delivers the goods in prominent fashion while exhibiting star-like qualities on his debut solo offering, entitled Think With Your Heart !

The band launches into a zestful Afro-Cuban groove, featuring Jay ...