Omer Avital
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The Omer Avital Group

“Inspired.”
– GQ

“Awesome”
– New York Post

“Roaringly inventive.”
– Jazziz

“Strikingly talented.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“A sustained burst of what’s happening at the cutting edge”
– The Independent Eye

“Just excellent, creative jazz… wonderful”
– The Tracking Angle

“Particularly interesting is the work of talented bassist-composer Omer Avital’s ensemble, which sometimes resonates with the rabgy, open sound of Charles Mingus’ small ensemble music.”
– Los Angeles Times

“His idea of jazz includes old and new definitions of swing and temperament, as if the stylistic and generational divisions never existed.Ornette Coleman’s country hymns get in there, as do Woody Herman’s close-harmony writing for saxophones, Charles Mingus’ tetchiness and ensemble friction, Lennie Tristano’s rambling counterpoint and the mesmerizing wail of Pharoah Sanders.”
– The New York Times