The Itamar Borochov steal the show at the EFG London Jazz Festival
The London Jazz Festival, sponsored by EFG, concluded in style at the Barbican last night with three amazing performances from acclaimed artists: Giulia Valle, Eve Risser and the Itramar Borochov. It was Borochov's outstanding performance, with its subtle hints of elegant sophistication, middle-eastern tradition and American blues, that outshone the others.
Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based, trumpeter and composer Itamar Borochov's music connected the east to the west, the modern to the traditional.
Along with bassist brother Avri and front-line partner, saxophonist Hagai Amir, they brought a unique sound deeply immersed in the jazz tradition with Arab and Pan-African musical influences and a palette that can only belong to a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city.
"We’ve been here three days. We did four shows and yeah it was amazing, unbelievable sound, the audience is warm and it really feels good," said Itamar.
His new album, Boomerang, reflects his rich global origins and his forthcoming one "Boomerang" was chosen as a "revelation of the month" on Jazz Magazine.
Bassist and composer Giulia Valle’s trio with versatile pianist Marco Mezquida and extraordinary drummer David Xirgu was a concentration of jazz talent and Eve Risser’s White Desert Orchestra mixed notes that recreated the natural elements and generated an intimate and magical atmosphere.