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Albert Beger Trio: The Way To Go

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Israeli sax hero Albert Beger's new album presents this restless composer and ambitious improviser in two, schizophrenic forms. On one hand, The Way to Go features some of Beger's most impressive compositions, mostly written after his beloved mother's death, showing Beger as a restless musician who seeks to expand his compositional ideas and vocabulary as an ...

Farthest South: Neurim

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The Israeli improvisational trio Farthest South explored distant musical universes in its previous albums--free jazz with local sax hero Albert Beger on Omens & Talismans (2013) and ambient-space rock on Spheres & Constellations (2013). Only on its third release, Neurim (youth in Hebrew} the trio dares to tackle one of the sore aspects of the Israeli ...

Farthest South: Spheres & Constellations

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The Israeli psychedelic trio Farthest South focused on new sonic territories on its sophomore album, Spheres & Constellations, abandoning attempts to flirt with free jazz as they did on their debut Omens & Talismans,(2013), working with Israeli sax hero Albert Beger. On its new incarnation the band sounds completely different, still relying on exploratory, in-the- moment ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Farthest South: Omens & Talismans

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Farthest South is a new alternative Israeli band, comprised of a core trio from the alternative Tel Aviv Scene that attempts to challenge its formative musical experience by playing spontaneous, on-the-spot music. The three-- Guitarist Barry Berko has a background in alternative rock and contemporary music; bassist Yair Yona played in psychedelic rock and folk music ...

Albert Beger / Gerry Hemingway: There’s Nothing Better To Do

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This live album documents the first musical meeting between Israeli sax hero Albert Beger and master drummer Gerry Hemingway. The two met in November, 2011 in Tel Aviv's Levontin 7 club. They did not exchange any notes before their gig, or even sketch a loose road map for the improvisations to follow. Instead, both trusted their ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Ido Bukelman: Solo Acoustic Guitar Recordings

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Israeli guitarist Ido Bukelman has developed a highly idiosyncratic style since releasing his first solo album, City Tail (OutNow, 2009). At that time, he tended to reference saxophonist Ornette Coleman's harmolidics, guitarist Pat Metheny's clean melodic lines and guitarist Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnics.

After working closely with Israreli sax players Albert Beger and Yoni ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Earth Day 2011 Special: Jazz Musician Albert Beger Gives Away His Album Big Mother For Free!

Earth Day 2011 Special: Jazz Musician Albert Beger Gives Away His Album Big Mother For Free!

Israeli saxophonist Albert Beger had released his album Big Mother in 2008. The album, is a six piece suit dedicated to the environmental issue, the danger that planet earth is in, the damage the humans causes the great gift of them all—our one global home, our big mother. Albert is also an activist. He helps clean the beach ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steven Bernstein and Nicole Mitchell: Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, February 15-16, 2011

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Steven Bernstein's Diaspora Soul & Nicole Mitchell's Indigo Trio
Tel Aviv Jazz Festival
Cinemateque
Tel Aviv, Israel
February 15-16, 2011
The 2011 edition of the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival did not feature big names but, instead, focused on musicians who have solidified their unique way of bridging the past with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Yoni Silver: Peep Holes

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Israeli bass multi-instrumentalist Yoni Silver is one of the most gifted and original voices in Israel's tiny free improv and indie scene. He is a versatile musician, and has collaborated with such free spirits as veteran clarinet improviser Harold Rubin and young vocalist/keyboardist Maya Dunietz, with whom he released A Mono Musical Suite For Three Manic ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band: Peacemaker

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Peacemaker, from Albert Beger, marks a new beginning for the innovative Israeli saxophonist. Beger introduces a new quintet that adds, for the first time, live electronics to his fiery-spirited palette of sounds, and a new approach to composition and playing that stresses thematic structure. He is also recording for a new local label that is identified ...