Ari Erev - Jazz pianist, composer

"A Handful of Changes" Album recording
at Pluto Studios, Tel-Aviv.




Recording Musicians:
Ari Erev - Piano
Joel Frahm - Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Gilad Dobrecky - Percussion
Arie Volinez - Electric and Double Bass
Tal Ronen - Double Bass
Eitan Itzcovich - Drums
Ofer Shapiro - Clarinet and Alto Saxophone


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Ari Erev - Jazz Pianist, Composer



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'A Handful of Changes' album - Front Cover


What the Critics Say...


"...Extraordinary outing..., featuring Latin elements and establishing an assertive bop-ish flair..., ...Combine beautiful solo moments..."

"On Second Thought," ..highlights some of the pianist's best solos alongside Frahm's soprano mastery."

"...a session in the best tradition of mainstream, straight-ahead jazz."




"...Erev's piano playing is delicately executed... an impressive project indeed...
a presentation of individual, inner beauty..."




"...Smart, promising and eloquent compositions. ...Praise gems brilliantly scored a cast of superior players... a journey worth taking."



"...Performance is absolutely spotless... sophisticated and intelligent mainstream Jazz,... piano work that shines brightly and is exceptionally lovely throughout. His touch and intimate feel for the melody is absolutely gorgeous... the entire album is a feast from start to finish."




"...Tunes that can become Jazz standards... Delightful Latin Touch... Intimate, solid, and emotional piano sound... Beautiful simlicity..."    (Translated)




"Joyful music, optimistic and full of life... like a delicate and emotional Samba... Excellent album!..."   (Translated)




"...a canvas of colours...(the) notes move from deep and pensive, filled with reminiscence and wistfulness an extended metaphor for time itself. ...(the album) is a masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..."




"כמלחין - ארי ערב מספק כמה מנגינות שיכולות להפוך לסטנדרטים בג'אז... טאץ' לטיני נפלא... צליל אינטימי, סולידי, תחושתי שנובע כמעיין מפכה מהפסנתר... פשטות כובשת..."

"...Tunes that can become Jazz standards... Delightful Latin Touch... Intimate, solid, and emotional piano sound... Beautiful simlicity..."    (Translated)




"משהו עולץ, מלא-חיים ואופטימי במוסיקה.. במיוחד באלבום הזה. ...כמו סמבה מעודנת ומרגשת... אלבום מצוין! "

"Joyful music, optimistic and full of life... like a delicate and emotional Samba... Excellent album!..."    (Translated)




"נבחרת נגנים מרשימה... שפה מוסיקלית הנוטה לכיוון מעודן ואינטימי... מוסיקת מיינסטרים ג'אזית באיכות ביצוע גבוהה... האזנה כיפית!"

"Impressive team of musicans... Tends to a delicate and intimate musical direction... High quality performance of mainstream Jazz... Very pleasent listening..."    (Translated)




"sensitive expressive playing with active Latin rhythms... The pianist possesses a refined technique that produces a warm rounded sound... There is a veritable earnest feeling in this recording that is well worth your consideration."




"'Precious Present' has a samba vibe... The intricate harmonies are what make this song tick... 'A Handful of Changes' is a tasty meal for one's musical appetite."




"Erev does a fine job of shifting tempos and rhythms, using different combinations of musicians, and providing a good melodic foundation..."




"One of the top jazz piano men in Israel... everyone locks into a fine groove..., this is a kind of date you want breezing in your headphones... A player/leader/writer that knows his stuff, you're always in good hands here."




"Very refreshing and inspired..."



From the Israeli Press:


'Globes' - 10 April, 2012 Tel-Aviv Yediot Tikshoret 23 March, 2012



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