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Take Five With Eyal Lovett

Take Five With Eyal Lovett
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Meet Eyal Lovett:
Israeli-bron pianist and composer Eyal Lovett creates a wide range of music. Although classically trained, he is deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, as well as other musical traditions rotted from Israel and the Middle East.

Lovett's debut album, Let Go (Self Produced, 2013), was recently released this past November. Let Go features Kenneth Dahl Knudsen on bass, drummer Aidan Lowe, and appearances from guitarist Ramiro Olaciregui, and Malte Schiller on soprano-saxophone.

Eyal Lovett has studied with renowned teachers like Sarah Tal, classical pianist, Rachel Fienstein, Amit Golan, Ofer Ganor, Omri Mor, Yval Cohen, and Alon Yavnai. Lovett is an award-winning alumnus of the joint program between The Israeli Conservatory and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. During his time at The New School, he was fortunate enough to study with musicians like Sam Yahel, George Cables, Hal Galper, Ari Hoenig, Jane Ira Bloom, and many more.

Lovett has toured with his trio in Denmark and Berlin, playing in different venues including the Aarhaus International Jazz Festival. He is also a member of the Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Quinted and has toured Denmark, Poland, and Germany with them.

Instrument(s):
Piano.

Teachers and/or influences?
Sam Yahel, George Cables, Ari Hoening, Omri Mor, and Amit Golan

I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I went to study something else in university.

Your sound and approach to music:
I search for a personal and emotional sound. I try to make music that lets me—and perhaps my listeners—closer to us.

Your teaching approach:
Music starts from the ear. You need to hear and feel it in order to play it; honestly is above all.

Your dream band:
My own band.

Favorite venue:
Pardon To tu in Warsaw, Poland
Waldo Bar in Berlin, Germany
Klaverstemmeren in Aalborg, Denmark
Levontin 7 in Israel.

Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
I only have one, Let Go.

The first Jazz album I bought was:
Oscar Peterson's Night Train (Verve, 1962)

CDs you are listening to now:
Ahmad Jamal.

If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Dancer.


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