Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Shalosh - Rules of Oppression (2017)

Shalosh is a New York and Israel based, genre-bending, Acoustic, Progressive, raw Jazz band, that has been turning heads of audiences internationally since the release of their debut album “The Bell Garden”.  Despite the classic Jazz trio format (piano, bass and drums) and the band members' deep root in Jazz and improvised music, Shalosh's music takes its own path across and between genres like Rock, Classical, Electronic, African and Middle Eastern music.

The members of Shalosh have a connection not only through music, but also lifelong friendships. After years of working separately and internationally both as side-men as well as band leaders, the three reunited this year to form a band with its own tight-knit style of their own.

Already in this short time, after producing their debut album, Shalosh has generated a huge buzz around the world. Their music has grabbed attention in Europe, Japan, U.S.A and South America, and has been marked as one of the most prominent promising sounds of years to come.

The band's agenda is to make music that moves its audience in the greatest way possible, in order to break through the barrier created, between the music and the listener, which is often found in intellectual music of this genre. Shalosh places as much emphasis on their collective sound as individual virtuosity.

Shalosh very much stands out from today’s Jazz scene, mainly due to the fact it is not led by a single artist, but co-led by its three members who enjoy an artistic evolution from years of collaborations and friendship. As a result, Shalosh’s music is derived from a deep place of musical friendship and is aimed towards the deepest and purest place within.

Rules of Oppression
Bond Villain
Poem of the Bull
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Video Games
Blue Eyed Tattoed Lady
Don't You Want Me

Guest Musicans
Tal Ganor - Vocals (3)
Chen Shenhar- Violin, Keren Tannenbaum - Violin
Noam Haimovitz Weinschel - Viola
Yoed Nir - Cello
Yoram Lachih- Oboe
Naama Neuman - Flute
Jonathan Hadas - Clarinet
Mauricio Paez - Bassoon
Itamar Leshem - French Horn
Liron Gulir - Trombone
Itamar Ben Yakir - Trumpet (4)

All songs composed and produced by SHALOSH except:

Video Games (6), by Lana Del Ray (all rights reserved). Don't You Want Me (9) by The Human League (all rights reserved). Orchestral Arrangement in Poem Of The Bull (4) by Yuval Vilner.

Recorded live at Bardo studios in Tel Aviv, January 2016, by Idan Katz
Mixed by Ofer Tiberin
Recorded and mixed by Ori Winokur 
Assistant Engineers: Cermel De Picciotto, Aner Baruch
Mastered by Jonathan Jacobi