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ARTIST
TITLE
Nevertheless
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HOP 022CD HOP 022CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/20/2010

"Yoni Kretzmer, newly arrived in NYC, has just produced his second CD, Nevertheless. In it he progresses still further on his unique journey, an emotional and quizzical investigation of naïve melodies with a twist: simple truths skeptically reexamined, which while uncompromisingly intelligent, nonetheless -- nevertheless -- do not alienate, but rather engage the listener on what is almost an invasively emotional plane. Yoni is a true master of his craft: his music is challenging, never boring, and incredibly personal, almost to the point of voyeurism. A young Israeli avant-garde jazz saxophonist, he has been described as a passionate and accurate player, with the maturity and depth of a veteran jazz musician. After his first CD, in which Kretzmer used an almost unlikely arrangement of saxophone, bass, drums, cello and viola, in this CD Kretzmer goes back to basics -- giving his own take on the traditional sax-bass-drums trio. Mike and Jason are the ideal sides to this triangle: Mike Pride, despite his sophisticated innovativeness, approaches the drums with a primal intensity, and Jason Ajermian's extravagant bass provides an essential depth to this trio's sound. The CD consists of ten of Kretzmer's minimally planned ideas -- whims almost -- which provide a conceptual framework for free exploration. The piece entitled 'four notes' is in fact an exploration of exactly that: of four notes. That is all Kretzmer wrote down."