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Ari Erev, A Handful of Changes

Ari Erev -][- A Handful of Changes (feat. Joel Frahm) –MP3– [Ari Erev Music, 2012]

The release of “A Handful Of Changes”, which builds upon the success of Ari Erev’s previous CD “About Time”, shows the progress and continued musical evolution of Erev, who, in his native Israel, has developed into a top jazz pianist and composer.

“My music has evolved during the past few years,” says Ari. “The new CD combines the intimate, delicate and emotional style heard in my first album with some more energetic and Latin-oriented performances.” While “About Time” showcased Ari Erev?s playing in a trio, “A Handful Of Changes” features the pianist in settings ranging from a duet to a sextet with two saxophonists. The musicians on the set fit perfectly the Latin touch of the album. Tenor-saxophonist Joel Frahm, an American based in New York, is a major musician who provides a lot of fire to the date. Bassist Arie Volinez and drummer Eitan Itzcovich are notable not only as great musicians but as influential educators in Israel. New York-based bassist Tal Ronen plays bass on three of the songs. Percussionist Gilad Dobrecky has worked with Ari on a project of jazz interpretations of Cuban and Mexican songs. Ari credits him with substantial contribution to the Latin influence of the project. A special guest is Ofer Shapiro who plays alto on “Precious Present” and clarinet on “Light In Your Window.” —Liner Notes by Scott Yanno

..:: SOURCE: Arierev.com ::..