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“New signee of the Laborie Jazz Label, the pianist Uriel Herman released on January 25, 2019 his new album “Face to Face”. Bearer of all the musical influences of the artist, the opus invites us to enter a world whose shores oscillate between fire and meditation. Something to discover.”

Nicole Videmann (Latins de Jazz, Feance)

“It’s a mesmerizing journey we are offered. At first, the flute leads to the piano path of Uriel Herman. every touch is like a slow waltz – a little unbalanced – which drives us; some accelerations, and then the music slows down. Each step in the music leads to a dreamy land..”

Anne Maurellet (La Gazette Bleue, France)

“Pianist with pronounced lyricism (“Hayu leylot”) and in the indisputable melodic sense (“Shva Esre”), Herman swims in oriental music like a fish in the water (“Shirat Hachalil”), likes solemn atmospheres (“I Shall Not Die, But Live”), but also polyrhythm (“Hour Of The Wolf”), and keeps on all occasions a hands-free approach from the classical music (“Winter Light”)”

Bob Hatteau (Jazz à bâbord, France)

Face to Face

2019

Face to Face is my second solo album. This album centers around the act and influence of a meeting with another, a confluence which changes you. Every single interaction you experience with someone else adds color to your inner world – A different perspective of reality, another vantage point from which to view the world around and within. This album emerged from my many interactions with others in my life. The ones that truly changed me to my core. Like my meeting with Yael my dear partner, my first meetings with the compositions of David Bowie and Mordechai Zeira that moved me so, and most notably for this album, my meeting and merging with the members of the quartet. Through our touring and traveling together, we’ve learned how to know one another on deeply personal and professional levels as friends and musicians. Through our bond the sound of our quartet emerged.
A major source of inspiration for this album, is the teacher who had the greatest influence on me as a composer and improviser, the Hungarian-Israeli composer Professor Andre Hijdu, may he rest in peace. My interactions with him changed me forever. During the years I studied with him, I learned to use improvisation as a composition tool, it is through this improvisation we find new directions and new ideas for our creations. Moreover, in recent years I have also used composing as a tool for improvisation, I’m trying to challenge my improvised (speech) abilities by writing music that will be a truly challenging ground for improvisation. However, more than anything else, he taught me to never be afraid of change. on the contrary, he taught me how to embrace and welcome change. This album is dedicated to him.

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” (David Bowie)

Uriel Herman – Piano
Avri Borochov – Contrebasse & Oud
Uriel Weinberger – Bois
Haim Peskof – Batterie

Daniel Krief – Voice
Yehuda Shuki Shveiky – Voice & Guitar
Aviv Bahar – Voice, Kopuz & Electric Guitar
Arthur Krasnobaev – Trumpets
Ilan Bar-Lavi – Electric Guitar
Maayan Doari – Cajon

Music production – Uriel Herman and Avri Borochov
Arranger – Uriel Herman
Production – Yonatan Strier

Recorded by Barak Yechezkeli and Jonathan Jacobi at – Pluto Studio » and « Jaffa Sound Art
Mixed by Avri Borochov and Liron Sheffer
Mastered by Jonathan Jacobi at « Jaffa Sound Art
Original artwork by Anat Keinan
Graphic design by Avigail Roubini
Photography by Daniel Elior, Jean-Christophe Charrier
Worldwide Digital Distribution by IDOL
Distribution by SOCADISC

“New signee of the Laborie Jazz Label, the pianist Uriel Herman released on January 25, 2019 his new album “Face to Face”. Bearer of all the musical influences of the artist, the opus invites us to enter a world whose shores oscillate between fire and meditation. Something to discover.”

Nicole Videmann (Latins de Jazz, Feance)

“It’s a mesmerizing journey we are offered. At first, the flute leads to the piano path of Uriel Herman. every touch is like a slow waltz – a little unbalanced – which drives us; some accelerations, and then the music slows down. Each step in the music leads to a dreamy land..”

Anne Maurellet (La Gazette Bleue, France)

“Pianist with pronounced lyricism (“Hayu leylot”) and in the indisputable melodic sense (“Shva Esre”), Herman swims in oriental music like a fish in the water (“Shirat Hachalil”), likes solemn atmospheres (“I Shall Not Die, But Live”), but also polyrhythm (“Hour Of The Wolf”), and keeps on all occasions a hands-free approach from the classical music (“Winter Light”)”

Bob Hatteau (Jazz à bâbord, France)