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Mattan Klein Quintet Live at the Nashville Jazz Wo[CD]
This fresh live recording from the Mattan Klein Quintet was caught on tape at one on America's most exciting Jazz venues located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The band presented an evening of originals and some Brazilian Jazz standards to an enthuseastic crowd of Jazz lovers, it was caught on tape by NPR's own Nashville Native Tom Knox. Mixed by master engineer Ilya Lishinsky in New York, this album is one of the freshest Jazz concerts to be released in 2008, featuring band members from Brazil, Israel and Switzerland. The Mattan Klein Quintet performs extensively on stages across North America, quintet members played at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC, New Jersey Performing Arts Center programs, Blues Alley in Washington DC, 92nd street Y in New York, Regatta-Bar in Boston, and The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Internationally Mattan Klein was featured at the Ottawa International Writers Festival and the Muskoka Music Festival in Canada, The Festival of Jazz in Binyamina, Israel. The band collaborated with Jazz societies across America (Blues Alley Jazz Society, The Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society, New Mexico Jazz Workshop), and with individual New York based composers/collaborators such as Omer Klein, Pablo Vergara, Juancho Herrera and many more. Mattan's Quintet year 2001 album 'Love Alive' was released after recieving a special grant from Jerusalem mayor at the time, Mr. Ehud Olmert. Mr. Klein's awards include the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Contest under the Jazz Composition category and the 2003 USA Songwriting Contest. Mattan Klein introduces the contemporary Israeli blend of musical influences in his compositions and in his flute playing, while employing the musical language he has become so fluent in. This combination makes his playing fresh and innovative, and presents a lively new dimension to the art of Jazz Flute.
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