Omer Avital - Abutbul Music (Bonus Tracks Edition)
Jazz, World | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 87:23 min | 1.80 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Jazz Village (570114D) | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016
On the heels of his fantastic 2014 album, New Song, bassist Omer Avital delivers an enthralling performance on Abutbul Music, his debut for the Paris-based Jazz Village label. The program embraces hard-bop as its guiding spirit, but uses numerous other genres as touchstones, including Israeli folk music, funk, Afro-beat and various Latin styles. Avital, who studied Arab music theory during a three-year hiatus from New York in the early 2000s, navigates these diverse idioms with sure-footed poise, as does his agile quintet, which includes the inventive pianist Yonathan Avishai, the effervescent drummer Ofri Nehemya, the keen tenor and soprano saxophonist Asaf Yuria and the astute tenor saxophonist Alexander Levin.