Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Bassist and composer Omer Avital has been praised by critics as, "extraordinary" (The New York Times), "a pioneer in combining jazz with myriad world music elements" (Los Angeles Times) and, "one of the most exciting musicians to come onto the jazz scene in the last twenty years" (DownBeat). Avital is a visionary composer and virtuoso musician whose genre-defying ensembles push the boundaries of jazz expression. On his new album Abutbul Music, Avital delivers a strong statement, with a powerful sound, joyful rhythms and melodies that draw on gospel and soul.
Personnel: Alexander Levin (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ofri Nehemya (tenor saxophone); Asaf Yuria (piano); Yonathan Avishai (double bass).
Audio Mixer: Philippe Teissier Du Cros.
Recording information: Midilive Studios, Villetaneuse, France (11/08/2015/11/09/2015).
Photographer: Youri Lenquette.