Reviews that mention Reut Regev

April 17, 2018

David Bindman Sextet

Ten Billion Versions of Reality
No Label No #

Blue Lines Sextet

Live at the BIMhuis

Casco Records 005

Working through the sound variations promulgated by a three-horn, three-rhythm combo playing mostly originals, are an American and a European sextet, coincidentally recorded at the very beginning and the very end of 2016. While Live at the BIMhuis and Ten Billion Versions of Reality differ in offering either a more improvised or an arranged instrumental palate the results are equally notable.

Timing in with twice the number of racks as the other CD, Live at the BIMhuis also benefits from a cosmopolitan, pre-Brexit concept of group creativity. Although the CD was recorded in Amsterdam, only half the band is Dutch: leader and chief composer pianist Michael Scheen, trombonist Wolter Wierbos and bassist Raoul van der Weide. Drummer George Hadow is British, trumpeter Bart Maris Belgian and saxophonist Ada Rave Argentinean. Meanwhile with the exception of Israeli-born trombonist Reut Regev, the rest of Ten Billion’s is American: trumpeter Frank London, pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Wes Brown, drummer royal hartigan, and, saxophonist David Bindman, MORE

June 25, 2012

David Bindman Ensemble

Sunset Park Polyphony
No Label No #

A significant statement from saxophonist David Bindman, Sunset Park Polyphony musically reflects both parts of its title. A New Yorker with a master’s degree in World Music, Bindman has spent much of his career blending the time sense of non-Western music with the harmonies and improvisationary freedom of Jazz. At the same time the two-CD set aims to reflect not only the sounds of Sunset Park, his polyglot neighborhood in Brooklyn, but also in the disc-length “Landings Suite”, translate into sound the experiences of a young person who experiencing injustice decides to work for the common good. MORE

June 23, 2009

Reut Regev

This is R*Time
Ropeadope No #

Jeff Albert Quartet

Similar in the Opposite Way

Fora Sound FORA 08-01

Gypsy Schaeffer

New Album

Peace Time Records PTR 1003

Brassy, sassy and worth heralding, these CDs feature three trombonists celebrating their bona fides while working out individual paths for themselves. Interesting, all three are somewhat beholden to the super-speedy rhythmic crunches that contemporary players have internalized from rock music.

As a point of demarcation however, with their instrumentation of trombone, saxophone, bass and drums, both the New Orleans combo of Jeff Albert, and the Boston-based Gypsy Schaeffer quartet, which prominently features slide-specialist Joel Yennior, extend the FreeBop focus pioneered by the New York Art Quartet (NYAQ) in the 1960s. Israeli-born, but a New York resident, trombone and flugabone player Reut Regev alters the arrangement by cleaving closer to Latin beats, On This is R*Time she substitutes David Phelps’ flanged and distorted guitar styling for the saxes present on the other CDs and adds conga and bongo frailer Eddie Bobé to two tracks. MORE

June 23, 2009

Jeff Albert Quartet

Similar in the Opposite Way
Fora Sound FORA 08-01

Reut Regev

This is R*Time

Ropeadope No #

Gypsy Schaeffer

New Album

Peace Time Records PTR 1003

Brassy, sassy and worth heralding, these CDs feature three trombonists celebrating their bona fides while working out individual paths for themselves. Interesting, all three are somewhat beholden to the super-speedy rhythmic crunches that contemporary players have internalized from rock music.

As a point of demarcation however, with their instrumentation of trombone, saxophone, bass and drums, both the New Orleans combo of Jeff Albert, and the Boston-based Gypsy Schaeffer quartet, which prominently features slide-specialist Joel Yennior, extend the FreeBop focus pioneered by the New York Art Quartet (NYAQ) in the 1960s. Israeli-born, but a New York resident, trombone and flugabone player Reut Regev alters the arrangement by cleaving closer to Latin beats, On This is R*Time she substitutes David Phelps’ flanged and distorted guitar styling for the saxes present on the other CDs and adds conga and bongo frailer Eddie Bobé to two tracks. MORE

June 23, 2009

Gypsy Schaeffer

New Album
Peace Time Records PTR 1003

Reut Regev

This is R*Time

Ropeadope No #

Jeff Albert Quartet

Similar in the Opposite Way

Fora Sound FORA 08-01

Brassy, sassy and worth heralding, these CDs feature three trombonists celebrating their bona fides while working out individual paths for themselves. Interesting, all three are somewhat beholden to the super-speedy rhythmic crunches that contemporary players have internalized from rock music.

As a point of demarcation however, with their instrumentation of trombone, saxophone, bass and drums, both the New Orleans combo of Jeff Albert, and the Boston-based Gypsy Schaeffer quartet, which prominently features slide-specialist Joel Yennior, extend the FreeBop focus pioneered by the New York Art Quartet (NYAQ) in the 1960s. Israeli-born, but a New York resident, trombone and flugabone player Reut Regev alters the arrangement by cleaving closer to Latin beats, On This is R*Time she substitutes David Phelps’ flanged and distorted guitar styling for the saxes present on the other CDs and adds conga and bongo frailer Eddie Bobé to two tracks. MORE

May 22, 2006

MICHAËL ATTIAS

Credo
Clean Feed CF051

Recorded more than seven year ago, the only puzzling aspect of this exciting CD is why it had to wait so long to be released.

Perhaps it’s because 1999 was a half-generation ago in the jazz-improv world, with the musicians here even less known than today and unable to interest local record companies in the product. The later handicap was overcome by going offshore – Clean Feed is Portuguese – although the excellent improvisers featured here still have undeservedly low profiles. MORE

May 5, 2003

ASSIF TSHAR and the ZOANTHROPIC ORCHESTRA

Embracing the Void
Hopscotch 9

ASSIF TSHAR and the NEW YORK UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA
The Labyrinth
Hopscotch 12

Different as free jazz and New music, on show here are two distinct manifestations of the composing and arranging skills for larger groups by tenor saxophonist Assif Tsahar. Both are engrossing, remarkably mature, compositional works for someone best known for his impassioned blowing with the likes of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake.

EMBRACING THE VOID has a slight edge however. That’s because all 14 members of the Zoanthropic Orchestra appear better able to personalize the emotional cauldron of Tsahar avant jazz pieces than the 19 musicians of the New York Underground Orchestra can contour THE LABYTINTH into a more original form. MORE