"His touch and intimate feel for the
melody is absolutely gorgeous.."
Adam Baruch, jazzis.com
Availability: March 1st, 2016
"Flow" is a personal and artistically-performed album which combines percussive Latin rhythms and rich harmonies of post-bop Jazz with gentle and expressive piano touch.
The music of pianist and composer Ari Erev blends a deep classical touch, producing an intimate,
delicate and emotional style which is inspired by pianists such as Bill Evans, Kenny Barron and Fred Hersch,
with an energetic, latin-oriented and rhythmic drive, such as those found with pianists Michel Camilo
and Michell Petrucciani, to produce a mature voice of his own.
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The new album - "Flow" - has been released!!!!
It is available on cd-baby, bandcamp, on Amazon (for Pre-order) and soon on iTunes.
With me in this project are some really GREAT musicians: Eli Magen (bass), Ron Almog (drums), and distinguished guests: Yuval Cohen (soprano sax.) and Gilad Dobrecky (percussion).
Bill Tsur contributes his magic on the sound front.
Thanks all for your beautiful playing and for your musical friendship!
Ziv Regev has contributed the beautiful design and the cover picture is by photographer Paul Damien.
"...Erev's piano playing is delicately executed... an impressive project indeed...
a presentation of individual, inner beauty..."
Alexander Ariff, Hard Bop Jazz Journal
"Piano playing with a lot of elegance and sensitivity... it is evident it is performed with great love and with a thorough acquaintance
and respect for the history of Jazz..."
Barak Weiss, artistic director, Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival.
"A Handful of Changes" (2012), features Joel Frahm on saxophones,
and combines Latin-flavored jazz compositions with modern straight ahead Jazz, creating a colorful set, full of variety and inspired playing.
"...A masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..."
Gili Karev, MidnightEast.com.
"About Time" (2008) features a
piano Jazz trio playing a lyrical and emotional mix of Jazz standards, original compositions and Jazz arrangement of Israeli songs.
All are performed with sensitive interplay that draws from the legacy of the great mainstream jazz trios.
"This album is jazz in its true form... 5 STARS.."
John Gilbert, eJazzNews.com.
Leads and is involved with the following projects:
The OPEN Group combines Latin-flavored jazz compositions with modern, straight ahead Jazz, creating a colorful set, full of variety and inspired playing.
The band repertoire is mostly based on original compositions by the group's pianist and leader Ari Erev, mainly from his two latest albums "Flow" and "A Handful of Changes". The band also plays its own Jazz arrangements for a number of Israeli songs written by one of Israel's greatest composers - Alexander "Sasha" Argov, as well as its own interpretation for some Jazz standards.
"...A masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..." Gili Karev, MidnightEast.com.
Inspired by the music of central and south America, the Nocturno quartet plays the music of these countries' great composers: Jose Sabre Marroquin (Mexico), Martin Rojaz (Cuba), Astor Piazzola (Argentine), Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil), among others.
Using these wonderful compositions as a base,
the quartet integrates the romantic elements of
Cuban and Mexican Bolero's, and the Latin
tempi of south America, and adds its own
modern Jazz interpretation and open
improvisation, blending it with original and
Kfar Saba - Kochav Yair road, 09-7990028, Free Admission.
You are welcome to get in touch...