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The Art of Sound, Vol. 1

Asaf Sirkis Audio CD
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Born in 1969 in Petah-Tikva, Israel, Asaf later moved to the town of Rehovot, where he spent his teens and early twenties. This was an influential move for Asaf, as it was here amongst the diverse cultural influences he found in Rehovot that Asaf began to show an interest in music and rhythm. In Rehovot he lived amongst people from North Africa, east and ... Read more in Amazon's Asaf Sirkis Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 33 Jazz
  • ASIN: B000TS173M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 271,364 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Close Of A Long Day 4:120.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Blue Sky Blue 7:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Beguile 9:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Look Into My Eyes 8:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Talitha Cumi11:57Album Only
Listen  6. Song 5:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Melanie 7:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hope 9:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Twist (For Friedrich Philipp-Pesendorfer) 4:520.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Close Of A Long Day - Reprise 8:390.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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33 Jazz are pleased to announce the release of the debut album
from an outstanding international trio.

They have wowed audiences across the U.K in recent gigs at the Glastonbury
festival and the Vortex in London, of which critic John Fordham has since
written `the gifted British pianist John Law held the Vortex in awe, with a
performance that emphasised subtle lyricism and probing swing while
reworking the traditional materials of a jazz piano trio'. John Fordham,
The Guardian.

John Law has been described by The Times as `one of this country's most
imaginative pianists', `a hidden treasure of the UK jazz scene' by The
Guardian and 'one of Europe's most adventurous pianists' by Jazzwise
magazine. He started classical piano aged four and performed first in
public at six. After winning an Open Scholarship he studied piano and
composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he won prizes for
piano playing. Despite then winning an Austrian government scholarship to
study in Vienna with the pianist Badura-Skoda, and receiving encouragement
from an early classical influence, pianist Alfred Brendel, he turned to
jazz in 1986, forming his first group ATLAS.

Sam Burgess is one of the leading bassists on the UK contemporary jazz
scene and has played with musicians as diverse Richard Niles to Paul

Asaf Sirkis, the world class drum phenomenon reminiscent of Jack DeJohnette
and Tony Williams at the height of their powers that's taken the British
scene by storm over the last few years, is perhaps best known as the engine
of the rhythm section of the Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble.

February 2006 saw the start of an important new project: the John Law/Sam
Burgess/Asaf Sirkis Trio, this is their first album: 'The Art Of Sound
Volume 1.

John Law - (piano), Sam Burgess - (bass), Asaf Sirkis - (drums)


(4 stars) Captivating at low volumes and surefooted on swing...If anything can make Law's powers apparent to a wider public, this should.
-- The Guardian, (John Fordham), August 24, 2007

(4 stars) Intricate, intimate and lovely...a masterclass in lyricism, and a delightful one at that.
-- Jazzwise, (Tom Barlow), September 2007

Melodic, accessible and catchy. One of the jazz albums of the year.
-- The Independent, (Phil Johnson), December 16, 2007

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight 25 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
A warm and intimate album - this has hardly left my CD player since I got it. There are some lively tracks but it's the quiet reflective pieces that stand out. Asaf Sirkis' percussion is mostly low-key and restrained so the interplay between bass and piano really stands out. Pretty well all of these compositions are memorable but two slow and gentle pieces grabbed my attention first - 'Song' (a piano / bass duet) has a very simple melody, while 'Melanie' has a fascinatingly complex chord progression. Strongly recommended.
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