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Ari Erev: A Handful of Changes [Digipak]

Track List

>Open Possibilities
>Irit's Wave
>Step By Step
>Kshe'or Dolek Ba'halonekh [Light In Your Window]
>Prelude In E Minor Opus. 28 No. 4/So In Love
>Simple Melody
>Precious Present
>(Interlude) For All We Know
>Me'ever La'Tkhelet [Beyond the Blue]
>On Second Thought

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

All About Jazz - Edward Blanco
On his previous recording, About Time (CDBABY, 2008), Israeli pianist Ari Erev led a jazz piano trio in a blend of standards featuring the music of Bill Evans. In continuing his exploration of jazz, Erev engineers A Handful of Changes, affirming what he once stated: "My music has evolved during the past few years." With this extraordinary outing, Erev changes the dynamics of his music, featuring Latin elements and establishing an assertive bop-ish flair in a dramatic departure from the past. To accomplish this, he incorporates the voices of various saxophones, a clarinet and percussion in a mixed selection of new and cover tunes, in a variety of settings ranging from a duet to a two-saxophone sextet, reflecting the other major change adopted here: essentially, an expanded personnel.

Recorded in Israel, Erev naturally enlists a band of Israeli musicians for this date: musician/educators Arie Volinez (bass) and Eitan Itzcovich (drums), along with Tel Aviv saxophonist Ofer Shapiro. Percussionist Gilad Dobrecky and bassist Tal Ronen are both Israeli-born players who are currently based in New York. The only non-Israeli member of the group is veteran New York saxophonist Joel Frahm, who happens to play a prominent role on eight tracks, performing on both tenor and soprano saxophones. ... read more...

Album Notes

Personnel: Ari Erev (piano).

Audio Mixer: Bill Tsur.

Liner Note Authors: Scott Yanow; Ari Erev.

Recording information: Pluto Studios, Tel-Aviv, Israel (08/21/2011-09/12/2011).

Photographer: Gangi N All That Jazz.

Arranger: Ari Erev.


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