Results for "Amit Friedman"
Saxophonist and composer Amit Friedman is among the leading musicians in the Israeli jazz scene. Freidman's music is rooted in the jazz tradition and incorporates elements of world music and especially Middle Eastern music. The catchy compositions, which blend sophistication and simplicity, communicate with a wide range of audiences. Often, following a performance, one hears the comment, "I don't like jazz and this music really touched me". In 2012 Friedman released his debut album "Sunrise" on the American record label Origin Records. The album is comprised wholly of original material performed by a jazz sextet of top musicians as well as string quartet. The album received ample airtime and enthusiastic reviews in Israel and the US and ranked at the top of jazz album lists in leading US magazines
by Jack Bowers
Once upon a time, jazz, an American creation, was confined for the most part within its borders. But that was once upon a time. Today, any barriers that once kept jazz within a prescribed realm have long since vanished, and the music Americans once embraced as their own has flourished around the world, performed with increasing ...
Label: Dot Time Records
Track listing: 1. Long Way to Go 2. Enough is Enough 3. Momento (with Claudia Acuna) 4. Blues? 5. Human Blanket 6. Strechin’ the Truth 7. Rona 8. Candombe 9. Silent Blue (with Tamar Eisenman) 10. Shirupiri 11. Abadi & Salt 12. Love Must be the Way (with Ravid Kahalani)
by Dan McClenaghan
This seems to be shaping up as the year of the Sunrise." Two outstanding sets by that name have been released in 2012: one by the Masabumi Kikuchi Trio on ECM Records, the other a self-produced gem by the Indo/American chamber ensemble, Karavika. Israeli saxophonist Amit Friedman makes it a triptych with his own Sunrise, on ...