Yonatan Levy – Yonatan (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Yonatan Levy – Yonatan (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:18 minutes | 360 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Odradek Records

Yonatan is an Israeli musician currently living in New York City. He is one of Israel’ s leading bass players and music producers, and since 2002 has been a member of the highly-regarded Izabo music band which has toured all over Europe, and which was chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest despite its unconventional sound. He has recorded and played with the country’ s most popular artists, produced much-admired albums, won awards and performed worldwide.

One of the leading bassists and producers in his native Israel before relocating to New York City, Yonatan Levy drew on his past musical experiences to create his debut self-titled album. Many of the tracks began life organically on a guitar or bass, yet Levy is refreshingly honest about what followed. He admits that honing those easily-found ideas into something truly worthwhile takes dedication. The fruits of that dedication are evident in the finely crafted textures that form the perfect framework through which the freedom of his creativity can breathe. The result is a series of songs which exude a relaxed tenderness that is quite irresistible, each one distinct yet coming together as a coherent whole.

01 – Song In D
02 – A Song From Last Night
03 – Shabat Shalom
04 – The Chase
05 – For Sam (The Hop)
06 – Prospect Park
07 – My Love
08 – It’s My Song
09 – Dida’s G
10 – A Star
11 – The Lake
12 – Waiting For Tania

Yonatan Levy – bass, guitars, keys, samples, percussion
Shai Maestro – piano
Jordan Perison – drums, percussion