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Uri Gurvich: Kinship

Read "Kinship" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Nel cursus discografico di Uri Gurvich c'è qualcosa di prezioso come un progetto non estemporaneo, ma protratto sul lungo periodo. È questa ricerca di coerenza che ha portato il sassofonista israeliano ha registrare i suoi dischi insieme a un quartetto rimasto immutato negli anni: questo Kinship, uscito per Jazz Family, fa seguito ai due precedenti lavori ...

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Uri Gurvich: Kinship

Read "Kinship" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's all about fellowship, culture, and concordance of spirit and sound. Put simply, saxophonist Uri Gurvich's Kinship is diversity and unity in league.

Gurvich's third release, following The Storyteller (Tzadik, 2009) and BabEL (Tzadik 2013), keys in on many of the same aspects as his earlier work. The music is a multicultural amalgam that speaks ...

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Michael Oien: And Now

Read "And Now" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

And now, the arrival of And Now--the debut leader date from bassist Michael Oien.

Oien, who's worked with everybody from saxophonist Uri Gurvich to guitarist Nir Felder to pianist Roy Assaf, is primed to make a strong statement here. He's done his homework and he's shown himself to be a musical pillar of ...

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Hyungjin Choi: Tales of a Dreamer

Read "Tales of a Dreamer" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un delizioso debutto questo di Hyungjin Choi, pianista coreana dal 2008 a New York dove ha perfezionato i suoi studi alla New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Dopo aver collaborato con artisti di rilievo come Reggie Workman, Charlie Persip, Billy Harper o Sam Yahel, ha coronato il sogno d'incidere un disco da leader con ...

Uri Gurvich: BabEl

Read "BabEl" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Toss a dart at the world map and you are likely to hit a country of origin for a band member in saxophonist Uri Gurvich's ensemble. The Israeli-born son of Argentinian parents assembled an international cast for his first release The Storyteller (Tzadik, 2009). The same band of Bulgarian bassist Peter Slavov, Cuban drummer Francisco Mela, ...

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Francisco Mela & Cuban Safari: Tree Of Life

Read "Tree Of Life" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A safari, in essence, is all about the idea of an encounter between the tamed, usually in the form of adventure-seeking humans, and the wild, which they aim to explore. The same could be said for the music that drummer Francisco Mela creates with Cuban Safari on Tree Of Life. For his third solo outing, the ...

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Daniel Ori: So It Goes

Read "So It Goes" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Fate deals its own cards. The first instrument of choice for bassist Daniel Ori was the piano which he began playing at his grandmother's house. When he was 14, Ori noticed his brother's electric bass and picked it up. From then on he began his musical journey getting involved with jazz which he began studying in ...

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Uri Gurvich: The Storyteller

Read "The Storyteller" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Despite the fact that alto saxophonist Uri Gurvich is Israeli and that his debut CD is on the Tzadik label (as part of its “Radical Jewish Culture" series), The Storyteller only sounds parenthetically Jewish. Yes, some of the titles are in Hebrew (translated as “The Builders," “I Believe" and “Chant" and a type of hummus) and ...