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Martine Omiécinski, Action Jazz Magazine (FR)
John Fordham Jazzwise Magazine, Editor’s Choice
Uriel Herman, jazz pianist and composer, has been performing worldwide both with his quartet and as a soloist. His sound draws from his classical piano upbringing with a mastery of complex Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies.
London, UK — Ubuntu Music proudly announces “Different Eyes,” the highly-anticipated third solo album from Uriel Herman, set for release on June 30th, 2023. Internationally recognised for his remarkable blend of classical piano and Middle Eastern rhythm, Uriel Herman has captured audiences worldwide. With “Different Eyes,” Uriel further explores the boundless dimensions of perception, transporting listeners on an intimate journey from the streets of his childhood home in Jerusalem to the lullabies he sings to his son. “Different Eyes” unravels a rich tapestry of compositions, capturing diverse facets of Herman’s musical vision.
The Guardian 10 best jazz albums of 2023
“young Israeli pianist Uriel Herman’s Different Eyes proved an especially heartfelt rebuttal. His lingeringly haunting personal journey united the songs and sounds of his Jerusalem childhood with the musics of the wider Middle East, alongside American-songbook and Latin-jazz classics, Chopin glimpses and jazz-pop reinventions.”
John Fordham, The Guardian (UK)