Omer Avital Quintet - Live At Smalls (2010/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Omer Avital Quintet - Live At Smalls (2010/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Omer Avital Quintet - Live At Smalls (2010/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 70:48 minutes | 899 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Omer Avital, hailed by the LA Times as “a pioneer in combining jazz with myriad world music elements,” is a composer, a virtuosic bassist, an oud player and an active force on the world music scene for well over a decade. This recording features Omer Avital's quintet performing several jazz pieces Live at Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.

For my money, Avital is one of the most exciting musicians to come onto the jazz scene in the last 20 years. His live shows are pure joy, with the Israeli-born bassist bobbing, weaving, whooping and playing a rhythmic blur. He’s locked into his music with an intensity and purpose that is rare and beautiful. On Live At Smalls, we catch Avital and his quintet at one of New York City’s best clubs at presenting the next generation of jazz. Before talking about the music, we’ve got to address the band—Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Jason Lindner on piano, Joel Frahm on tenor sax and Jonathan Blake on drums. Each of these artists is fantastic in his own right. Together, they’re on fire. Now, for the music. All eight tracks are Avital originals. They are stunning for their drive, beautiful horn lines and fine improvisation. It’s the whole package. “Theme For A Brighter Future” leads off the recording with a soulful groove. “Magic Carpet” scorches the earth with stinging solos and interplay between Avital, Frahm and Cohen. Avital’s bass intro into “Anthem For Life” shows his deep understanding of soul music—be it Middle Eastern, classical, or the blues-driven American variety. And the closing number, “(…Just Some) Small Time Shit,” leads you back around to a great groove and a laugh with the band singing the song’s title. This is hard-driving jazz with a new soul for a new era. –Frank Alkyer, DownBeat Magazine


01 - Theme For A Brighter Future
02 - Magic Carpet
03 - One
04 - Bass Intro
05 - Anthem To Life
06 - Blues For Tardy
07 - D Base
08 - (Just Some) Small Time Shit

Producers: Ben Rubin and Spike Wilner.
Recorded April 5 & 6, 2010 at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City, NY.
Recording engineer: Jimmy Katz. Mixing engineer: Ben Rubin.
Mastering engineers: Gene Paul and Jamie Polaski.

Omer Avital - bass
Avishai Cohen - trumpet
Jason Lindner - piano
Joel Frahm - tenor sax
Johnathan Blake - drums

Analyzed: Omer Avital Quintet / Live at Smalls

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.73 dB -14.98 dB 7:46 01-Theme For A Brighter Future
DR7 -0.70 dB -10.50 dB 14:21 02-Magic Carpet
DR8 -0.70 dB -11.08 dB 9:54 03-One
DR14 -1.08 dB -20.26 dB 4:51 04-Bass Intro
DR8 -0.70 dB -12.79 dB 6:45 05-Anthem To Life
DR8 -0.70 dB -11.30 dB 10:29 06-Blues For Tardy
DR13 -0.87 dB -19.64 dB 7:21 07-D Base
DR10 -0.70 dB -14.33 dB 9:21 08-(Just Some) Small Time Shit

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 48000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1622 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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