Minsarah -][- Blurring The Lines – [ENJA RECORDS, 2010]
The members of Trio Minsarah met in September 2000 while all three attended Berklee in Boston, and soon developed an intense musical connection which produced an exceptionally unique trio sound. Concerts in Germany followed, at prestigious venues, and the following year saw a tour in Florida, another three-week tour throughout Germany and an East Coast tour of the USA including Washington D.C. and Boston. The word Minsarah is Hebrew and means “prism”. Like a prism showing the colors in light, the trio goes for new sound colors and new ideas in band playing. A team of densely interacting improvisers, the three play with power and dramatic intensity, fresh lyricism, and a sense of melody thats all their own. German native Florian Weber has toured as a soloist with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, studied with Paul Bley, John Taylor, Richie Beirach, and performed with Albert Mangelsdorff and Benny Bailey.
In 2001 he was awarded the Steinway Prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. American bassist Jeff Denson, of Arlington, Virginia, grew up in the Washington, D.C. Hes worked with Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Charlie Byrd, Kenny Werner and others, and received the Berklee Outstanding Performer Award in 2002. Israeli drummer Ziv Ravitz started his professional career as a drummer at age 13. He’s worked with Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, Lee Konitz and received the Zildjian Scholarship Award in 2003.
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