ALL ORIGINAL  |  Cat No: RD1415 | Released 6th Oct 2014

The best young Israeli jazz presented by bassist, composer and singer, Avishai Cohen.

A beautiful compilation of music from the growing Israeli Jazz Scene, where in recent years has seen an abundance of mature, young jazz musicians coming out of Israel. Cohen has hand-picked the musicians featured on this album who he considers some of the leading musicians of this movement; ‘To be a great artist one needs to have a meaningful life experience and story to tell and Israel certainly encourages that. The one thing that makes this an exceptional recording is the fact that all five band leaders are great composers in the making and are hinting to where the music is going now. It’s not just about New York anymore, Israel is now a jazz entity.’ (Avishai Cohen)

1. Omri Mor – Fraht a Sad 3.52

Composer: Ahmad Al Chagi

Arranger: Omri Mor

Omri Mor – piano

Gilad Abro – double bass

Noam David – drums

2. Ofri Nehemya Quartet – Memories of a Visionary 5.53

Composer: Ofri Nehemya

Ofri Nehemya – drums

Tal Yahalom – guitar

Gadi Lehavi – piano

Tal Mashiach – bass

3. Jupiter – Shnatz 3.39

Composer: Ron Warburg

Ron Warburg – trumpet

Alexander Levin – tenor sax

Yotam Ben-Or – harmonica

Tomar Bar – piano, vocals

Alon Near – bass

Eviatar Slivnik – drums

4. Shachar Elnatan Quartet – Doira 5.45

Composer: Shachar Elnatan

Shachar Elnatan – guitars, vocals, percussion

Gadi Lehavi – piano

Avri Borochov – double bass, percussion

Itai Morchi – drums, percussion

5. Jupiter – Jupiter 4.50

Composer: Tomer Bar

Ron Warburg – trumpet

Alexander Levin – tenor sax

Yotam Ben-Or – harmonica

Tomar Bar – piano, vocals

Alon Near – bass

Eviatar Slivnik – drums

6. Omri Mor – Atlas 4.19

Composer: Nino Bitton (Nino Elmaghribi)

Arranged: Omri Mor

Omri Mor – piano

Gilad Abro – double bass

Noam David – drums

7. Ofri Nehemya Quartet – Break Through 5.55

Composer: Ofri Nehemya

Ofri Nehemya – drums

Tal Yahalom – guitar

Gadi Lehavi – piano

Tal Mashiach – bass

8. Shachar Elnatan Quartet – Ease the Insanity 7.24

Composer: Shachar Elnatan

Shachar Elnatan – guitars, vocals

Gadi Lehavi – piano, vocals

Avri Borochov – double bass

Itai Morchi – drums

Uria Tutter – cello

9. Nitai Hershkovits – Oltremare 8.05

Composer: Nitai Hershkovits

Nitai Hershkovits – piano