Yaron Herman Trio -][- Follow The White Rabbit – [ACT Music, 2011]
There’s magic in the amazing history of Israeli pianist Yaron Herman…
Yaron Herman was born in Tel Aviv on 12th July 1981. He started out on a promising career as a basketball player on the Israeli national junior team but a serious knee injury cut short his sporting ambitions. He only decided to take up playing the piano at the age of 16, with a method based on philosophy, mathematics and psychology. Totally unknown 5 years ago, Yaron Herman is now considered as one of the best young pianists of his generation. Both the media and his audience are very enthusiastic about him, not just in Europe but also further afield in Asia and North America. His popularity and his dazzling career to date confirm that he is an exceptional phenomenon, unique in the history of piano playing.
“Follow the white Rabbit” is Yaron’s invitation to his first album on ACT, a reference to the mischievous character from Lewis Carrol’s story, who leads Alice on an amazing journey down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Yaron’s Wonderland is all about music and piano. Without conceding to any particular facility, he knows how to abolish the conventions of musical genres, blurring the tracks and the boundaries of jazz improvisation, pop and classical counterpoint, all with an impish glee. Yaron’s wonderland is an uninhibited novelty world, full of freshness, which seems to flow with an inexhaustible energy.` Continue reading