Alon_yavnai-travel_notes_span3
November 2008

Alon Yavnai
Travel Notes
Obliqsound Inc

Israeli pianist Alon Yavnai strikes an intimate accord with bassist Omer Avital and percussionist Jamey Haddad on rhythmically charged numbers like “Yoman,” “Ilha B’nit” and “Bayit,” which bear the influence of Cape Verde, Peru and Brazil. On solo piano pieces like the plaintive “Shir Ahava Tari,” the rhapsodic “Numi Numi” and the classically influenced “Yakinton,” Yavnai demonstrates a sensitive touch and an uncommonly lyrical, ECM-ish sensibility. He also flaunts formidable chops on the turbulent title track, which has Avital switching to oud.

200811_106_span9
Carsten Fleck

Alon Yavnai

Originally published in November 2008
BUY THIS ALBUM from Amazon.com
STREAM THIS CD from Rhapsody.com

Add a Comment

You need to log in to comment on this article. No account? No problem!