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Kretzmer, Yoni: Overlook (OutNow Recordings)

The first studio release of Israeli saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer's Tel Aviv band with Nitai Levi (bass clarinet), Shai Ran (bass) and Haim Peskoff (drums), a mix of ebullient, melodic and free jazz.

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product information:

UPC: 7290011216986

Label: OutNow Recordings
Catalog ID: ONR002
Squidco Product Code: 17072

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Israel
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at Kicha Studios, Tel Aviv on August 27th, 2009 by Yoram Vazan.


Yoni Kretzmer-tenor saxophone

Nitai Levi-bass clarinet

Shai Ran-doublebass

Haim Peskoff-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Before moving to NYC in 2010, Jerusalem born tenor saxophonist and composer Yoni Kretzmer was an active member in the growing Tel Aviv nu-music scene leading various groups such as "New Dilemma" (chamber/free jazz string quintet) and "Far From Home" (free/folk quintet with two acoustic guitars). For the premier of "New Dilemma" (Jerusalem/Khan Theater) Tel Aviv Jazz Festival Producer Barack Weiss wrote for NANA "It has been a long time since I have last experienced such a sincere and impressive performance, in its willingness of the artist to expose the full force of his most inner feelings." Kretzmer has been a sideman for Albert Beger, Harold Rubin and performed and curated many shows and festivals including October Jazz Fest, Red Sea Jazz Festival and Tel Aviv Jazz festival.

Yoni attended the American School of Modern Music (Paris, France) and has studied with Rick Margitza, Matthieu Donarier, Ellery Eskelin and Assif Tsahar. He currently leads "Two Bass Quartet" (Sean Conly, Reuben Radding, Mike Pride) and "66 Boxes" (Daniel Levin, Eyal Maoz, Andrew Drury) and has released five CD`s under his own name: New Dilemma, One Afternoon (Jacoby, Fershtman), Nevertheless (Ajemian, Pride), Overlook (Levy, Ran, Peskoff) and ProtsestMusic (Niggenkemper, Walter). New Dilemma and Weight were rated as top 10 albums of the year by Ha`aretz. Kretzmer actively runs record label Out Now Recordings."

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Haim Peskoff is an Israeli drummer known for the bands Katamon Cherry and his work with Yoni Kretzmer.

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track listing:

1. Left To Right 6:53

2. Broken Parts 9:15

3. Playsite 5:29

4. Game Song 3:49

5. Eyes Closed 6:56

6. Simple 2:34

7. Trauma 12:15

8. Mixing and Mixing 5:05

9. Your Morning 9:15
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Bursting melodies, poppy ballads and abstract lines are all part of this quartets day to day vocabulary.

Yoni Kretzmer's Tel Aviv group has been on the local scene for a couple of years now, providing their own interpretations to the modern era free jazz style. This working band of close friends has been developing and (e)maturing and have finally released their first Studio CD."-OutNow Recordings

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Melodic and Lyrical Jazz
Quartet Recordings

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