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Gilad Hekselman

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Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. After only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Sam Yahel, Jeff Ballard, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks and Greg Hutchinson. Gilad has played all major jazz clubs in New York City including the Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club and Smalls

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The Song Is You

Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1. IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW (T. Dameron/C. Sigman) 2. UP JUMPED SPRING (F. Hubbard/A. Lincoln) 3. MY FOOLISH HEART (V. Young/N. Washington) 4. FIVE WILD GEESE (Lilly/Lilly) 5. PRELUDE TO A KISS (D. Ellington) 6. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING (R.Rodgers/O. Hammerstein) 7. SCARBOROUGH FAIR (trad.) 8.LONELY WOMAN (H. Silver/L. Feather) 9. THAT OLD FEELING (S. Fain/L. Brown) 10. THE SONG IS YOU (J. Kern/O. Hammerstein)

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Up Jumped Spring

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Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2021
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Article: Album Review

Kristiana Roemer: House of Mirrors

Read "House of Mirrors" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Kristiana Roemer is a young German singer whose voice has a lilt and plush texture reminiscent of Annette Peacock. On this, her first album, she uses her intriguing sound in the service of both conventional jazz tunes and floating, airy pieces which border on art songs. Most of the material here is her own writing, though ...

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Trio Grande

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Northbound; Elli Yeled Tov; Oberkampf; Upside; Scoville;, Gocta; Firensze; Will You Let It?.

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SONG2

Label: Dreyer Gaido
Released: 2020
Track listing: take on me (a-ha), minority (Shishani Vranckx), what is love (Haddaway), lost (Shishani Vranckx), make me out (Bodek Janke), i fall in love too easily (Jule Styne), rhythm is a dancer (Snap), leidenschaft (Bodek Janke), lay in the sun (Shishani Vranckx), dancing in the dark (Bruce Springsteen)

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Article: Radio

Guitar Trios

Read "Guitar Trios" reviewed by Russell Perry


Guitar, bass and drum trios appear sporadically throughout jazz history, but did not see much frequency as a format until the 1970s, when guitarists including John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny adopted the small ensemble more commonly associated with rock power trios. In the last decade, a growing number of guitarists have settled on the trio as ...

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Article: Interview

Rez Abbasi: On balancing picture with music and shifting into Django mode

Read "Rez Abbasi: On balancing picture with music and shifting into Django mode" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


To really distinguish oneself in today's vast universe of guitarists, even within the confines of jazz, more and more resembles a Sisyphus task. When so much has been said and done, a specific tone or distinctive vocabulary alone no longer suffice to set an artist apart from the crowd. It is only through the sum of ...

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Take Five with TRi/O's Steve Shapiro, Dave Anderson and Tyger MacNeal

Read "Take Five with TRi/O's Steve Shapiro, Dave Anderson and Tyger MacNeal" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet TRi/O TRi/O is a collaborative groove-based contemporary jazz & funk outing from three New York musicians: Steve Shapiro on vibraphone and mallet keyboards, virtuoso 5-string bassist Dave Anderson, and drummer Tyger MacNeal. Their combined credits comprise a long list of major jazz and pop artists—including Steely Dan, Ornette Coleman, Phil Collins, Spyro Gyra, Whitney Houston, ...

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Article: Radio

Israeli Expats in NYC: Omer Avital, Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen, and More

Read "Israeli Expats in NYC: Omer Avital, Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen, and More" reviewed by Russell Perry


Fueled by the arrival of guitarist Roni Ben-Hur in 1985 and bassists Omer Avital and Avishai Cohen in the late nineties, a network of Israeli musicians have steadily filtered into New York over the past twenty years. Several have risen to the highest levels of acclaim. Playlist Host Intro 0:00 Lynne Arriale Quartet “Dance ...


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