Exceptional camaraderie and engaging performances make Words Beyond a trio recording worthy of the most discerning listener. ”John Vincent Barron – Jazz Review
Alon Nechushtan – (Pianist) Since moving to New York in the early 2003, Alon has played piano and collaborated with Jazz greats including William Parker, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbel, Sam Ford, Bob Moses, Ben Allison, Quinsin Nachoff, John Ellis, Anat Cohen, and many more.
Alon has played as sideman in various ensembles including Frank London’s trio (with Marcus Rojaz and Frank London), Baye Kouyate and his Afro Beat Ensemble featuring Emilio Valdez, Alicia Sviagals Klezmer Quartet with Larry Eagle, Kenny Wollesen’s Himalayas with Ben Goldberg and other guests, Nick Gianni’s Evolution , Root Valdez and QB3. Alon founded his quintet TALAT in 2002. The ensemble is dedicated to his original works and they recorded a CD on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records mixed by the great Bill Laswell. The group played and toured frequently in Canada, Israel, Europe, U.K, France and the U.S in venues such as the Washington D.C Jewish Music Festival, Palm Beach Celebrates Israel Festival, The Blue Note Jazz Club, and Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, to name a few.
Francois Moutin – (bassist) was born in Paris. He is co-leading the Quintet Moutin with his twin brother Louis, a top echelon Jazz drummer, This project has evolved into the Moutin Reunion Quartet. With this band, the brothers are touring extensively around Europe and the United States. The third album or the Moutin Reunion Quartet “Something Like now” (after “Power Three” and “Red Moon”), was released in September 2009.
When he was still living in Paris, Francois worked non-stop with the greatest musicians of his age: Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Antoine Herve, and Daniel Humair. François has performed in every important european jazz festival, and he has toured in over 30 countries around the world.
In November 1997, François moved his bass to New York where he has found steady work in live performance and studio sessions with premier artists in the New York jazz scene. A partial list of their names read like the yellow pages of jazz: Franck Wess, Jimmy Heath, Monty Alexander, Benny Powell, Don Alias, Mike Stern, Lew Soloff, Steve Kuhn, Joe Locke, Billy Hart, Jeff Tain Watts, Victor Lewis, Billy Drummond, Richie Beirach, Oliver Lake, and the list goes on…
Dan Weiss – (drums) started playing the drums at the age of 6. He has performed and recorded with Dave Binney, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mshanthappa, ViJay Lyer Miguel Zenon, Wayne Krantz, Kenny Wemer, Richie Beirach, Ben Monder, Uri Caine, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Ravi Coltrane and many others. He has been touring Europe and North America extensively for the past seven years with many different projects. He has also toured in South America and Asia. Dan has been studying tabla for the last nine years exclusively under the guidance or his guru Pandit Shamir Chatterjee. He has performed classical Indian music in India and the U.S.. He has two recordings under his own name. One is a solo recording which contains traditional tabla repertoire adapted to the drumset in a classical manner. Dan’s most recent recording is a trio cd which includes Jacob Sacks on piano and Thomas Morgan on bass — a recording which features his compositions. Dan will also start contributing articles to modern drummer dealing with Indian rhythm and its applicability to western contexts. Dan has self published a book entitled “Tintal Drumset Trancriptions.” He has given clinics all over the United States as well as Canada and Europe. He has a loyal base or students in the New York area.
..:: SOURCE: Musicalon.com (Alon Nechushtan) ::..