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Yes! Trio: Groove du Jour (Jazz & People)

The Yes! Trio is sure evidence of jazz synthesis: three dissimilar musicians renowned for individual style and direction yet who, when fused and hardened in the fire of jazz, bring something new and different into play, a fresh creation. Pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Omer Avital, and drummer Ali Jackson are hardly conventional jazz musicians. Goldberg … Read More “Yes! Trio: Groove du Jour (Jazz & People)”

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Omer Avital: New Song

Omer Avital’s New Song picks up where his marvelous Suite of the East left off two years ago, with more of the rich mix of modern jazz and the music of his multicultural roots that the bassist-composer thrives on. The core quintet has changed slightly, with Yonathan Avishai taking over for Omer Klein on piano … Read More “Omer Avital: New Song”

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Omer Avital: Suite of the East

Duke Ellington made Far East Suite in 1966. Omer Avital’s Suite of the East was recorded in 2006 but not released until now. The differences between the two albums reveal how the jazz art form evolved over 40 years. Far East Suite is sophisticated orchestral American jazz with exotic colorations and subtle inflections drawn from … Read More “Omer Avital: Suite of the East”

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Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital: Yes!

This deeply satisfying collaboration of drummer Ali Jackson, pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Omer Avital was a long time coming. They’ve known and worked with one another for a couple of decades, having crossed paths in school, in assorted bands, on the road and at Manhattan’s Smalls, where Avital anchored bands for years. All three … Read More “Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital: Yes!”

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