4 Eylül 2010 Cumartesi

Amos Hoffman • Carving

Amos Hoffman • Carving 
MP3 320 Kbps | 121MB | 2010

Trakclist :

1. Monique
2. Brown Sugar
3. A Minute To Smell The Flowers
4. Rea
5. Self Portrait
6. Ras
7. All Alone
8. Uncle Charlie
9. The Well
10. Abe Baby
11. Away

Amos Hoffman - Guitar and Oud
Gilad Abro - Contrabass
Amir Bresler - Drums
Ilan Katchka - Percussion
Ilan Salem - Flute, Alto Flute
Avishai Cohen - Electric Bass on track6, and Calabash on track 8
Itamar Doari - Darbuka on track 8
Shai Maestro - Piano on track 11
About  Amos Hoffman
Tel Aviv based guitarist and oudist Amos Hoffman started playing guitar at the age of 6, and oud a few years later. He studied guitar privately, and later attended the prestigious Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. His search for new musical experiences led him first to Amsterdam, and then to New York City, where he played jazz with both established musicians like Dennis Charles, Evelyn Blakey and Juma Santos and up and coming talents like Jason Lindler, Omer Avital, Sam Newsome, Jay Collins, bassist Avishai Cohen, and Duane Eubanks. He also began a more formal study of Middle Eastern music with Lebanese oud and ney player, Basam Saba.
In 1998, he recorded his first solo album, The Dreamer for the Spanish Label, Fresh Sound/New Talent. He has also contributed to numerous other projects, including Ben Wolfe's 13 Sketches 1997, Jay Collins' Cross Culture 1999, Sam Newsome 1999 and bassist Avishai Cohen's Aurora 2009, Sensitive Hours 2008, Continuo 2006, Colors 2000 Devotion 1999 and Adama 1998.
After returning to Israel at the end of 1999, he began to compose the music that would eventually become the tracks on Na'ama, released in 2006 (Magda). On Na’ama, Hoffman plays homage to the traditions of classical Arabic music - the taqasim (improvisation) and the maqam (scales). All 12 tracks are original compositions, inspired by the great Arab composers of the 20th Century.
Further pursuing his passion for combining jazz with Middle Eastern music, his third release, Evolution (RazDaz 2008), is a ten track exploration of melodies and rhythms that incorporates compositional and improvisational elements common to both musical genres. His long-time friend and musical associate Avishai Cohen, who plays contrabass, piano and contributes vocals, joins him on Evolution.
Hoffman’s latest release, Carving (RazDaz 2010) takes another step westward, featuring guitar on half of the tracks, and strengthening the rhythm section by adding a drummer to the lineup. Amos is currently touring with Avishai Cohen’s Quintet, and promoting Carving.
Not completely content to simply play his instruments, he's also taught himself to build them. To date, he has built 3 ouds, including the one he plays on Na'ama and Evolution.


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