Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Blue Note Monday Conversations: OMER KLEIN CD RELEASE FOR HEART BEATS, MARCH 2009
Jazz pianist Omer Klein was interviewed by the Blue Note Blogger for his Monday Night CD Release show for Heart Beats, a solo piano effort that shows the young pianist wise beyond his years. JazzTimes recently wrote that "Klein has the potential to achieve something much rarer for a jazz musician: popularity. What he plays is exotic yet accessible and makes you feel fully alive." Here, he talks about growing up listening to jazz, how he developed his unique melodic sense, and recording Heart Beats in the studio. To close the interview, Klein played a brand new, never before heard piece that he is currently working on. His band that night comprised of the bassist Omer Avital and percussionist Ziv Ravitz. For more information on the Monday Coversations at the Blue Note, visit our blog at www.bluenotejazz.com/blog. Visit www.omerklein.com for more details about Omer and his music.