onwards and upwards
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SHALOSH. It means 'three' in Hebrew. It is the name of a piano trio but also denotes a lot more than that. For the three Israeli musicians Gadi Stern, David Michaeli and Matan Assayag, SHALOSH is more than just a band, it is a lifetime's project.
Or as Stern puts it, "SHALOSH is not just a band, it's an idea."
In this way, SHALOSH's music reflects the band's home city of Tel Aviv: it is colourful and tolerant, but impetuous too. There are boundaries to be tested, there is exuberance to be celebrated, but in the meantime the calming sea is ever-present.
"onwards and upwards" conveys this sense of vitality through the real lives of three young men in Israel. It is an album which expresses joy in a postmodern way. It constitutes a statement that life goes on and that the world we live in does too.
And that the same is true of music. Naturally.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Music Genre Primary||Jazz|
- 1. After the War
- 2. Children of the 90's
- 3. Meditation
- 4. You'll Never Walk Alone
- 5. The Impossible Love Story of Jackie and Hanan
- 6. Sinan, and His Never Ending War Against the Bureaucracy Robots
- 7. Take On Me
- 8. Tune for Mr. Ahmad Jamal
- 9. Lullabye
- 10. Onwards and Upwards