VENTURE BOUND : Each new album by Alon Nechushtan offers a fresh glimpse at his diverse and complex musical personality, which seems to be able to encompass a vast, cross-genre richness, which eventually becomes his very own. The most amazing quality of his is that he always sounds as if he already played this or that specific sub-genre for years, whereas in fact a comprehensive knowledge of his output so far reveals that he is probably one of the most chameleonic Jazz musicians around. But regardless of the specific musical environment Nechushtan selects as his weapon of choice at a specific moment, he is always honest, both with himself and the listener. The quality of players he selects as his partners, the wonderful technical qualities, the incredible melodic wealth and above all the ability to communicate with his fellow musicians and his public alike are a direct result of this honesty. Nechushtan’s music is always an amalgam of influences: first and foremost Jewish music in all forms and shapes, but also the endless varieties of the Jazz Art Form, which together create the new “Jewish Jazz” phenomenon, This album,although less obviously connected with the Jewish context and emphasizing the Jazz tradition and its contemporary state of affairs, is nevertheless an integral part of his continuous musical journey, which is always fascinating and heartwarming. Adam Baruch,, jazzis

 

To read more about Alon Nechushtan and Venture bound in October’s Down Beat Issue (Click Here)

 Upcoming shows spring 2017:

May 13 Riverside Church, New York City

June 21-23 Israel tour, Givataim, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

 

Videos:

La Avventura

Perrils

Gratitude Suite

 

Reviews:

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE JAZZ TIMES LOS ANGELES TIMES

ALL ABOUT JAZZ JAZZ INSIDE EL INTRUSO

UNITED MUTATIONS THE AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD

THE JERUSALEM POST THE STEP TEMPEST

THE BIG CITY THE JEWISH JOURNAL

THE JEWISH WEEK BLU-FAT

 THE VERTICAL SPIN BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES

BALTIMORE JAZZ LEARN JAZZ STANDARDS

 RHYTHM PLANET DOWN TOWN MUSIC GALLERY

JAZZWRAP NEW YORK TIMES

HARTFORD JAZZ SOCIETY

THE DAILY NEWS  JAZZ THING (GERMANY)