Israeli American jazz collective, Trio Shalva, announces the release of their debut album "Riding Alone". "Riding Alone" is the culmination of a year-long project by founding members Assaf Gleizner (piano/melodic), Koby Hayon (Bass/Guitar/Oud) and Nadav Snir-Zelniker (Drums/Percussion). Highlights of the album include the title track, "Riding Alone"; a composition by pianist Assaf Glizner. According to the group, this deliberate and meditative piece reflects the journey through which Trio Shalva came to be. "Contrary to our individual projects and our work as sidemen, this trio serves as an intersection of our individual paths," says Guitarist Koby Hayon, "The places we grew up in, the music we were influenced by, our professional careers as musicians in Israel and New York, the year we worked together as a group: These all are key elements in the unique sound this trio has developed." Born and raised in Israel, each of the musicians eventually found themselves in the heart of New York, where they spent years developing their individual style and technique. In 2009, Assaf, Koby and Nadav came together for their first gig, in which they performed original compositions and arrangements of traditional Israeli repertoire. It only took one show for them to understand the serendipitous connection that was underway. In result, the three musicians moved forward as Trio Shalva, choosing the name for it's representation of the Hebrew word for "serenity".
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