Avi Avital & Omer Avital – Avital Meets Avital (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:53 minutes | 912 MB | Genre: Classical
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Avital meets Avital is a dialogue between two musicians who come from different worlds but share a common richness of musical heritage. Grammy-nominee mandolinist, Avi Avital, comes from a classical tradition whilst award-winning bass virtuoso and oud player, Omer Avital, is an acclaimed jazz performer and composer. In Avital meets Avital, these two musicians, joined by Omer Klein on piano and Itamer Doari on percussion, draw on the diverse influences of Moroccan and North African sounds, folkloric and classical traditions, Israeli harmonies and Mediterranean rhythms creating a musical melting pot where the finesse of chamber music meets the raw emotional energy of jazz.
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Omer Avital – Abutbul Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:27:19 minutes | 1,79 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: Midilive Studios, Villetaneuse, France, on November 8th and 9th, 2015.
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.
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