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Daniel Ori

Originally from Kfar Saba, Israel, bassist and composer Daniel Ori's first exposures to music were piano recitals at his grandmother's apartment in Tel-Aviv. Her attempts to teach Daniel traditional piano lessons were disrupted by his interest with contemporary music. At age 14, Daniel took his older brother's electric bass, which was lying around the house into his own hands. The connection with the instrument came immediately and Daniel's musical voyage had begun. His growing interest in Jazz music brought him to Rimon School of Music, where he studied Jazz performance for three years. Daniel has since collaborated with some of Israel's top Jazz prospects and has played at the Red Sea Jazz Festival and Tel Aviv Jazz Festival to name a few

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Michael Eaton: Dialogical

Read "Dialogical" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Saxophonist Michael Eaton covers a lot of ground on this CD, using several different configurations of musicians in a program that encompasses angular, funk-laced fusion, airy sax and flute duets, a multi-saxophone workout and minimalism in the Philip Glass style. A key sideman here is guitarist Lionel Loueke whose unique style of playing and ...

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Michael Eaton: Dialogical

Read "Dialogical" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A saxophonist and composer with uncommon ambition, Michael Eaton seems to recognize no limits whatsoever on his craft. He's played in virtually every style imaginable: free improvisation, Latin jazz, post-bop, classical, reggae and rock, just to scratch the surface--and he keeps company with a cross-section of today's cutting-edge players, including James Brandon Lewis, Michael Attias and ...

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Michael Eaton: Individuation

Read "Individuation" reviewed by Ben Scholz

On his debut album as a leader, saxophonist Michael Eaton presents a collection of original material featuring a rotating group of jny: New York City based musicians including Jon Crowley on Trumpet, David Liebman on Saxophone, Brad Whiteley on piano, bassists Daniel Ori and Scott Colberg, and Shareef Taher on drums. Exhibiting his artistic ...

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Michael Eaton: Individuation

Read "Individuation" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Individuation, as a concept, can be seen as a parallel to the process of making music. In speaking one's own voice through an instrument and/or through composition, individuals manage to direct their imagination and unconscious into something tangible. Saxophonist Michael Eaton knows a thing or two about this, as demonstrated on his aptly-titled debut.

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Tavche Gravche: Our Village

Read "Our Village" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Put Our Village in the player. As the music comes pouring out, you close your eyes and try to envision where you are being transported. This is folk music, and the musical modes imply the Balkans, or somewhere around the Black Sea, as do the odd-beat meters, but there is also a klezmer element mixed with ...

Emuna

Label: Blujazz Productions
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. Back It Up 02:54; 2. Cyprus 08:32; 3. This Is Home 06:04; 4. A Short Story 06:42; 5. Emuna 05:55; 6. Inability to Sleep 07:10; 7. Roseland 06:50; 8. The Search 07:56; 9. Shapes 04:24.

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The Elec Tet: Shiny Metal Objects

Read "Shiny Metal Objects" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Elec Tet started out as a fusion tribute band, but it quickly outgrew that designation. Drummer Ben Scholz originally formed the group as a vehicle to explore the sounds of now-classic '70s fusion outfits, but something else happened along the way: originality eclipsed imitation in The Elec Tet. Now, on the band's debut album, Scholz ...

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Daniel Ori: Emuna

Read "Emuna" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Daniel Ori è alla sua seconda prova da leader. Passato dall'etichetta Art of Life alla Bluejazz e con una formazione (in cui spicca la stella Mark Turner) rinnovata per intero rispetto al disco precedente, il contrabbassista israeliano di stanza a New York ha registrato questo Emuna, un lavoro maturo e stilisticamente coeso. Le nove tracce che ...

Emuna

Label: Blujazz Productions
Released: 2012
Track listing: Back It Up; Cyprus; This Is Home; A Short Story; Emuna; Inability to Sleep; Roseland; The Search; Shapes.


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