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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Assaf Kehati Trio: Naked

Read "Naked" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Guitarist Assaf Kehati's Naked is, as the title insinuates, an adornment free celebration of melody in a spare and intimate setting. Unlike his two earlier recordings Naked features Kehati without a saxophonist and with a new rhythm duo on an introspective set of his expressive originals and three standards.

On the cinematic “The Horses' Fight" ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Assaf Kehati Trio: Naked

Read "Naked" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A progressive jazz guitarist with a preference for the electric strings and a light touch, Assaf Kehati unveils his third album Naked since arriving from Israel in 2007 and establishing himself as a modern force to be reckoned with. Kehati offers an album of primarily original music conveying a story behind every piece beginning with the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Assaf Kehati Trio: Naked

Read "Naked" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Guitarist Assaf Kehati has never been one to hide behind the impenetrable or the opaque; his art has always been centered on clarity of thought and communicative expressionism, yet he's reached a new level of musical directness and comprehensibility with Naked.

On this, his third release, Kehati winnows away anything that could remotely ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Assaf Kehati: Flowers And Other Stories

Read "Flowers And Other Stories" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Dynamic tension and release is an under-explored avenue in jazz. While composers and performers of this music seem to come out of institutes of higher learning with advanced harmonic knowledge, allowing them to create stunningly complex chords that resolve in an amiable fashion, these very musicians are often incapable of using the same techniques when dealing ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Assaf Kehati Quartet: Finding Its Own Voice

Read "Assaf Kehati Quartet: Finding Its Own Voice" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Israeli guitarist Assaf Kehati, Boston-based since 2007, is a regular in drummer Billy Hart's outfits. His melodic compositions are, he says, inspired by the details of daily life. He cites as influences composers who have blurred the distinctions between folk/pop and more sophisticated music--Hector Berlioz, George Gershwin, guitarist Pat Metheny, Sting and even country singer Kenny ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Ken Hohman's Best Releases of 2010

Read "Ken Hohman's Best Releases of 2010" reviewed by Ken Hohman

Year end lists seem to overlook so much, but in a way that's a good thing. After all, it means that good jazz is plentiful these days. The truth of the matter is I spent a great deal of 2010 exploring all the overlooked releases from the past two years. And with so much jazz being ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Assaf Kehati Quartet: Live at Blue Note

Read "Assaf Kehati Quartet: Live at Blue Note" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Assaf Kehati Quartet
Blue Note
New York, New York
August 1, 2010

Guitarist Assaf Kehati brought his enthralling post-modern, Middle Eastern-tinged music to an appreciative though occasionally chatty, crowd during Sunday jazz brunch at New York's Blue Note. Kehati's education--with undergraduate studies at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Assaf Kehati, Billy Hart, & Noam Weisenberg: Trio Music

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Assaf Kehati Trio featuring Billy Hart
Twins Jazz
Washington, D.C.
June 5, 2010

In recent years, the guitar trio--with bass and drums--has reached mythic status. Once an obscure instrumentation, the setting has been elevated to new heights by young guitarists seeking the kind of interplay for which the piano ...

Assaf Kehati Trio Featuring Legendary Drummer, Billy Hart. June in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

Assaf Kehati Trio Featuring Legendary Drummer, Billy Hart. June in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

Assaf Kehati Trio featuring legendary drummer, Billy Hart will perform on June 4th and 5th at Twins Jazz in Washington, DC. Playing at 9pm and 11pm each night. The trio will also perform on June 6th at An Die Musik Live in Baltimore, MD. Playing at 5pm and 7pm.

Tickets ($20 in DC and $15/$10 students ...

NEWS: RADIO

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