New Shai Maestro Release and Tour Dates

August 5, 2015 | By Francerocks

‘Untold Stories’ is the newest album from pianist Shai Maestro, set to be released August 28, 2015 via Motéma. The trio album features the musicians Shai Maestro on piano, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Ziv Ravitz on drums.

CD RELEASE CELEBRATIONS:
AUGUST 8 @ THE BLUE WHALE, LOS ANGELES, CA [TICKETS]
AUGUST 9 @ THE SAN JOSE JAZZ FESTIVAL, SAN JOSE, CA [TICKETS]
SEPTEMBER 29 @ THE JAZZ STANDARD, NYC [TICKETS]

“Maestro’s classical touch retains an expressive delicacy whatever the mood . . . His solo career is going to be one to watch.” **** – John Fordham, The Guardian

“Thoughtful and melodic” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Shai Maestro is a creator of moods, a shaper of atmospheres and a sculptor of sound. The pianist doesn’t merely play music; he creates a world that is distinctly and intimately his. On his new recording, Shai Maestro Trio – Untold Stories, available on Motema Music on August 28, 2015, Maestro, and his trio featuring Jorge Roeder (bass) and Ziv Ravitz (drums), explores a touching and poetic universe of music. Untold Stories contains all that is great in modern jazz today, and truly displays the camaraderie and brotherhood in music that this trio possesses.

The music on Untold Stories was recorded live and in studios in Brooklyn and Paris, offering the listener a complete picture of the Trio today (“Maya’s Song”- studio-Paris, “Treelogy”, “Painting”, “Elusive” & “Looking Back (Quiet Reflection)”-live-Paris, “When You Stop Seeing”, “Endless Winter” & “Shades”-studio-Brooklyn).

Pre-Order the album here

While he was only 19 years old, Shai Maestro began a five-year stint recording and touring with bass player Avishai Cohen, and is now based in Brooklyn. When not leading his Trio, the pianist can be found performing and recording with international artists such as Theo Bleckmann, Donny McCaslin, John Patitucci, Mark Guiliana, Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Anat Cohen, Jorge Rossy, Ari Hoenig, Myron Walden, Gilad Hekselman, Jonathan Blake, Clarence Penn and many others.

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