A wonderful record from bassist Omer Avital – an artist who recently turned in one of our favorite albums in the Live At Smalls series – and who sounds equally great on this recent studio set! There's a depth to the music that really lives up to Omer's righteous image on the front – an approach that's not entirely spiritual jazz, but which has some sensitive undercurrents and ways of stretching out that really hold us rapt – a richness that comes not just from Avital's great ear for composition, but also from the way he puts together the simple, yet elegant arrangement of players on the date! Tracks are long, and very vibrant – and the quintet also features work from Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Joel Frahm on saxes, Omer Klein on piano, and Daniel Freedman
on drums. Titles include "Bass Meditation", "The Abutbuls", "Suite Of The East", "Song For Peace", and "Free Forever".