Derived straight from the classic Sax-Bass-drum trio, Kretzmer's latest projects augments this standard setting with the addition of an extra double-bass, thus creating a different balance, sound, deepness and flavor yet still maintaining some of the esthetics and clarity that made the sax trio so popular in the first place. One might say this quartet's sound is obvious yet unfamiliar simultaneously.
Kretzmer's compositions, written specifically with these great bassists (Sean Conly and Reuben Radding) and drummer (Mike Pride) in mind, take full advantage of the profound, even haunting, sound a band of this instrumentation can create and act as a vague frame for further development and expression. Their new debut Album titled Weight, will be available in April 2012
***A remarkable debut that demands future documents from this quartet.” (Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz)
“What a pleasure to find that one of the greatest talents to have emerged from Israeli jazz in recent years - if not the greatest - is retaining his ability” Ben Shalev - Haaretz 10/20110.
released April 1, 2012
Sean Conly - Double Bass
Reuben Radding - Double Bass
Mike Pride - Drums
Yoni Kretzmer - Tenor sax