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Asaf Yuria

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Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1985, Yuria was raised on the recordings of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and countless others – by high school, he’d advanced to play alongside some of the finest musicians in the capital’s close-knit jazz scene. The bright lights of New York were always an aspiration for the young Yuria. He eventually moved to the US to follow his dreams, spending thirteen successful years performing with a variety of musicians including Jimmy Cobb, Kirk Lightsy, Freddie Redd, Billy Kaye, Joe Magnarely, Eddie Henderson, Jerry Gonzales and many more. Yuria enrolled at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the late 2000’s

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dead Center of the Mainstream

Read "Dead Center of the Mainstream" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


For all their excursions into the avant-garde, fusion, post-bop, and other “edgy" forms of jazz, sometimes the boys just want to wallow right in the middle of the stream—the main part of it, you might say. This fortnight's feast includes two instrumental and two vocal albums all centered in the tradition and happy to be there. ...

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New York Paradox

Label: Jazz&People
Released: 2020
Track listing: Shabazi; Zohar Smiles; NY Paradox; Just Like The River Flows; It's All Good; Today's Blues; C'est Clair; Bushwick After Dark.

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Article: Album Review

Omer Avital Qantar: New York Paradox

Read "New York Paradox" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Israeli bassist and composer Omer Avital and his group Qantar, offer their second album, New York Paradox, producing a musical sound in a unique, splashy and audacious style which is quite riveting. The uniqueness here extends to the members of this quintet who have formed a special bond which is quite evident when they are performing. ...

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Article: Album Review

Omer Avital/Qantar: New York Paradox

Read "New York Paradox" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton


The world in its collective viral neurosis is in a cold sweat. What to do? Store shelves are empty, hands have never been cleaner, and if all goes wrong, salaries may soon rise for those who will work. In these trying times, some days you simply must “Avital"—Omer Avital understands this. Thanks to his latest album, ...

Album

Exorcisms

Label: Jojo Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Bell Ringers; Lotus Moon; Wise Eyes; Exorcisms; Out From The Mist; Bright Night, Light Flight; Mindful Breath.

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Article: In Pictures

Omer Avital Quintet at Alba Jazz Festival

Read "Omer Avital Quintet at Alba Jazz Festival" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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News: Event

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2019: World-Class Jazz Artists Join The Stage Of The TIJC!

Thailand International Jazz Conference  2019:  World-Class Jazz Artists Join The Stage Of The TIJC!

The College of Music, Mahidol University, host of the event, brings together the selection of the world-class jazz artists from America and Europe, the region recognized as producing the world's best jazz artists of today. Together with the renowned Thai artists that will give you the ultimate joy in TIJC 2019, the 11th Thailand International Jazz ...

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Article: Live Review

Merano Jazz 2018

Read "Merano Jazz 2018" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Kursaal, Teatro Kimm Merano 10-15.07.2018 Il primo che soffia sulle ventidue candeline di Merano Jazz è Pat Metheny, che con il suo quartetto apre la sezione concertistica di un festival caratterizzato pure da una prestigiosa sezione didattica: l'Accademia Mitteleuropea, diretta da Franco D'Andrea ed Ewald Kontschieder, giunta quest'anno alla diciassettesima ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Omer Avital Qantar Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Omer Avital Qantar Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


Qantar is the new quintet of composer and double bassist Omer Avital, who is known to lead his bands with such fervor that Downbeat has already compared him to the legendary Charles Mingus. In his music Omer Avital plays a captivating blend of jazz and middle-eastern influences, drawing from his Jewish and Arabic heritage. ...


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