Sunday, March 20, 2016

Omer Avital - Abutbul Music (Bonus Track Version) 2016

Born in Israel to a Moroccan father and a Yemenite mother, now living in the U.S., the bassist, composer, bandleader, Omer Avital, is a major force in the New York music scene for over twenty years. Avital's genre-defying ensembles are pushing the boundaries of jazz expression with swing and spiritual sustenance in equal measure.

On this new album, recorded in Paris, Avital delivers a strong statement, with a powerful sound, joyful rhythms and oriental melodies that draw on gospel and soul. Avital is continually evolving contemporary jazz, rightly being called one of the most unique musicians of his generation.

01. Muhammad's Market
02. Three Four
03. Afrik
04. New Yemenite Song
05. Bed-Stuy
06. Bass Hijaz (intro to Ramat Gan)
07. Ramat Gan
08. Ayalat Hen
09. Eser (Middle Eastern Funk)

10. Zohar Smiles (Bonus Track)
11. Dr. Yon (Bonus Track)
12. Me and You Tonight (Bonus Track)

Omer Avital - double bass
Yonathan Avishai - piano
Asaf Yuria - tenor & soprano saxophones
Alexander Levin - tenor saxophone
Ofri Nehemya - drums

Produced by Omer Avital
Executive Producer - Pini Shavit