The music of Albare is not for those charmed by triviality. The Australian who was originally born in Morocco, migrated to Israel, to Lyon, France and then to Australia, convincingly imposes – in a modern jazz setting – the music of his heritages on sometimes languid, sometimes thrusting compositions for jazz guitar. Albare’
"My band is a tribute to the human spirit of adventure. There are African, Middle-Eastern and South-European flavors on the new release and in the band along with diverse sounds, melodies and rhythms. All of it is interwoven and fused with the jazz heritage,” Albare says.
Guitarist and composer Albare (pronounced Al Bear) is heavily promoting his newest CD, Albare iTD: Long Way, an excellent sextet production recorded very recently in New York.
Albare (aka Albert Dadon) was born in Morocco, and immigrated to Israel at age 5 where he lived for several years until at age 10 when the family relocated to Lyon, France. From there, he emigrated to Australia at age 27. He started playing the guitar at eight years old, but it was in Australia that he first became wildly famous, as a pioneer of acid jazz. Today he performs and records worldwide under the name Albare. He has a manifold relationship with jazz: he invited Italy's Umbria Jazz Festival three times to Melbourne, was the producer of the Melbourne Jazz Festival, is good friends with Sonny Rollins and was tight with Ray Brown. In 2011 Enja's Matthias Winckelmann met Albare in Corsica, where they discussed doing a first-rate production in New York City with hand-picked musicians. Albare and his bassist Evri composed the music, the project was produced in January 2012 and a surprising, truly rewarding album saw the light of day.
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