When it comes to originality and sheer virtuosic talent, few guitar players can compete with New York 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.
The latest release, A New Dance, is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
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.
“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
SOURCE FreshSound Records