Pianist Ari Erev’s album combines Latin flavored jazz compositions with modern, straight ahead Jazz, creating a colorful set, full of variety and inspired playing.
Erev selected an exceptional team of musicians to fit the project’s musical style, and he creates colorful variations of the musicians on the set in almost every tune; From a Duet (a Saxophone/Piano touching rendering of “For All We Know”), through trios, quartet, quintet (with percussion) and a two-saxophones sextet.
The album features Joel Frahm, one of New York most appreciated saxophone players who accepted Erev’s invitation to take part in this project. Frahm himself recorded albums with pianists Brad Mehldau and Kenny Barron, bassist Rufus Ried and drummer Victor Lewis. As a sideman, Frahm recorded dozens of Jazz albums and shared the bandstand with top musicians, such as Betty Carter, Maynard Ferguson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lee Konitz, Dewey Redman, Avishai Cohen and Omer Avital, and
The other musicians taking part in the album are: World-renowned
percussionist Gilad Dobrecky who was named “one of the world top
percussionists” by Jazziz magazine, New-York-based Israeli bassist Tal Ronen, bassist Arie Volinez and drummer Eitan Itzcovich, both
teachers in the “Rimon” school of Jazz and considered among the leading Israeli Jazz musicians and Ofer Shapiro who joins in two pieces, on Alto Saxophone and Clarinet.
Tracks with original compositions are available, here, at Bandcamp.com
. The rest of the tracks, which are covers, can be download from other popular music sites links to which can be found at arierev.com