A New Dance
Rising Star Rotem Sivan and his Trio
Unleash Jazz Innovations
A New Dance, is set to be released September 8th, 2015 on Fresh Sound New Talent Records
“The gifted guitarist combines energy, ideas and undeniable chops.
A remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene.”
Bill Milkowski, DownBeat Magazine
“Mr. Sivan runs through the music with natural confidence. He’s not spare.
He plays a lot of notes. But he is quiet: almost always quieter than someone
with this much training and musicality tends to be, and this is what makes
him more than a very good young guitar player”
Ben Ratliff, New York Times
New York, NY
When it comes to originality and sheer virtuosic talent, few guitar players can compete with NewYork based jazz sensation Rotem Sivan. His trio has a casual, elegant way of presenting extremely intricate musical ideas. It takes a unique talent to create jazz music that is both approachable and personal yet effortlessly complex and deep. Rotem Sivan has succeeded in doing so with his trio, by fusing jazz with classical, Mediterranean and folk.
Sivan’s latest release A New Dance, comes out on Fresh Sound New Talent, featuring Haggai Cohen-Milo on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums. The new album introduces a new urban-nomadic sound that echoes flavors of the different places the trio has ventured to while on tour.
The album consists of ten songs; seven new originals and three standards. It opens with the title track, A New Dance which is a hypnotizing exploration of dynamic range and color. A new twist on the classic song, Angel Eyes, takes the bluesy vibe in a different direction, introducing a ruff and edgy sound world. An enigmatic new original titled Almond Tree, featuring vocalist Daniel Wright is darker, yet hopeful, pulling the listener into a world of rich and smokey harmonies.
Rotem Sivan's fresh mind, unique vision and exceptional chops have already caught the attention of big names such as Peter Bernstein, Ari Hoenig and Ben Street, who have shared the stage with Sivan, in captivating performances on numerous occasions. The trio has performed in world-class venues such as the Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, as well as various festivals and clubs worldwide. Performing regularly throughout Europe and the Americas the Trio's engaging musical language transcends cultural borders.
"All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
― Martha Graham
“I feel that there is a very special connection between music and motion on many levels” Says Sivan. He adds “When I'm playing with the trio, I imagine the vibrations transforming the individual notes, chords and lines into movement and gestures which create a range of expressive reactions from my band mates and the audience. Those vibrations are a bit like micro-movements - like a dance of sounds”.
For an ensemble that so effortlessly ventures into uncharted musical territories, it should not be taken lightly that this is their most exploratory album yet.
To learn more about Rotem Sivan and his trio please visit www.RotemSivan.com
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