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Omer Avital Qantar "New York Paradox"

by Omer Avital Qantar

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Le contrebassiste le plus attachant de la scène new-yorkaise présente « New York Paradox », le second disque de son groupe Qantar. Dans son nouveau QG de Brooklyn, Wilson Live!, Omer Avital a réuni la crème de la nouvelle vague du jazz israélien expatriée à New York, dont il est, depuis trois décennies, l’un des chefs de file. À la tête de ce groupe explosif à deux saxophones qui prend des allures de Jazz Messengers de la Méditerranée, le contrebassiste signe un disque inspiré par ses amours tumultueuses avec la Grosse Pomme, moderne et vibrant, généreux et bluesy, fortement enraciné dans la tradition du jazz tout en laissant ressortir ses influences orientales. Irrésistible !

The most captivating bass player of the New York scene presents "New York Paradox", the second album of his band Qantar. In his new Brooklyn headquarters, Wilson Live!, Omer Avital, brought together the best from the new wave of Israeli jazz musicians living in New York, which he has been leading for 30 years now. At the head of the explosif band with two saxophones that remind us of a Mediterranean version of the Jazz Messengers, the bass player puts out a record inspired by his tumultuous love for the Big Apple. Modern and vibrant, generous and bluesy, strongly rooted in the jazz tradition while letting his oriental influences out. Irresistible !

A joint release of jazz&people (Paris, France) & Zamzama Records (New York, USA)


released June 5, 2020

Asaf Yuria, tenor and soprano saxophone
Alexander Levin, tenor saxophone
Eden Ladin, piano
Omer Avital, double bass
Ofri Nehemya, drums

"Qantar is a band with personality. Its personality is to sound friendly while kicking your ass." — JazzTimes

"Cool bein's Qantar, you may need the sound of their freedom in this exceptionally restrictive year." — All About Jazz 4,5/5

"There’s never a bad time for the music of Omer Avital, and there’s never been a better time for it than today." — Best Jazz On Bandcamp

"Un album davvero piacevole all'ascolto, fluido, denso di ottimi spunti e varietà stilistiche, incline ad un sound multietnico ma con una forte connotazione tipica delle band odierne newyorkesi" — Jazzitalia

"L’album est d’un enthousiasme et d’une dynamique formidables." — Le Soir (Belgium)


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