Amit Friedman – Unconditional Love (2021) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Amit Friedman – Unconditional Love (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 54:07 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Origin Records

Saxophonist and composer Amit Friedman is a guiding light in the Israeli jazz scene. His inspiringly lyrical compositions are arranged with his group of master musicians in mind and are rooted solidly in the jazz tradition, along with rich influences of the Middle East interwoven throughout. In the liner notes to “Unconditional Love,” Amit recounts the story of his late father taking him, as a young teen, to New York and a night at the Blue Note. Implied is a great sense of gratitude for all of those influencing his life, and with the album’s dedication to his father, offers the inspiration behind this collection of performances. Between the fiery “Home At Last,” the subtle Bossa, “Alma,” with vocals and lyrics by Brazilian vocalist Joca Perpignan, “Rill-Rool,” the sweeping duo with pianist Tom Oren, the hard-swinging “Blues for Jackito,” or the one cover, the melodic “Junk” by Paul McCartney, Friedman displays a deep connection to ‘the moment,’ his audience, and those who inspire him. “…Friedman’s “Sunrise” is one of those rare albums that I want to blast from the rooftops, convinced that if the whole damn world could just hear it, the planet would be a much happier place.” – DAVE SUMNER, BIRD IS THE WORM


1. Home At Last (8:10)
2. Mal-Mal (4:49)
3. Name Droppin’ (7:23)
4. Unconditional Love (6:43)
5. Rill Rool (5:23)
6. Blues for Jackito (5:20)
7. Alma (2:56)
8. Sunset (6:27)
9. Stride by Stride (3:31)
10. Junk (3:31)

Amit Friedman – Tenor & Soprano Sax
Tom Oren – Piano
Gilad Abro – Bass
Yonatan Rosen – Drums
Amos Hoffman – Oud (8,9)
Rony Iwryn – Percussion (7,8,9)
Doron Talmon – Vocal (9)
Joca Perpignan- Vocal (7)