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The Ancient Art of Giving

Label: Smalls Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Homeland; Night Song; Ras Abu-Galum; Arrival; Shimi

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Omer Avital: The Ancient Art of Giving

Read "The Ancient Art of Giving" reviewed by Tom Greenland

In a (re)return of the prodigious prodigal son, the Israeli-born and New York City-seasoned Omer Avital is back on the block after extended musical fieldwork in his native land. The Ancient Art of Giving presents the vibrant and eclectic bassist with a host of jazz adepts: Mark Turner (tenor), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Aaron Goldberg (piano) and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Omer Avital: The Ancient Art of Giving

Read "The Ancient Art of Giving" reviewed by Jim Santella

In a live appearance at Fat Cat in New York, Omer Avital's quintet interprets seven of the bassist's compositions with emotions bared and a collective sigh for the program's connection to tradition. Echoes of Israel combine with a hard bop New York feeling to marry modern jazz with the past. Trumpeter Avishai Cohen and ...


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