Jazz Guitarist Assaf Kehati releases his latest CD “Flowers & Other Stories” in 2011. Kehati is an accomplished player & composer from Israel who now makes his home in the Boston Area.
The recordings themselves provide a very euphoric, fruitful & colorful musical experience via a very talented quartet. I hate to pigeonhole Kehati but Pat Metheny is definitely a musical parallel for me. The guitar is at the core of this project, but it’s quite amazing how much space each band member occupies successfully, yet sharing the space equally. Indeed the skill set of the player will dictate how well your attention span can be maintained. What am I trying to say? This quartet headed up by Kehati is simply amazing! The CD provides soothing jazz eloquence full of warmth & amazing musical liquidity. This is the way Jazz is supposed to be played. It flows & ebbs so amazingly. Notably this music is perfect fit for meditation, or those days you just want music to fill the air. All in all great music to fill your atmosphere.
It is amazing what Kehati has done with this CD — a microcosm of the artist no doubt. “Flowers & other Stories” is a brilliant jazz snapshot from some amazing guitarist & musicians from a place far other than the USA.
By: Michael Mullins – IMD Staff[Rating: 5/5]