Alon Nechushtan Trio
Alon Nechushtan, piano
Noam Wiesenberg, bass
Yoni Halevi, drums
For his first solo recording, Alon is surrounded by one of the few rhythm sections able to immerse themselves and meander through his original compositions, inspired sometimes by Mendelssohn, sometimes Thelonius Monk or Keith Jarrett. They make it all seem easy and fun, in a recording you can dig into for a long time.
Since moving to New York in the early 2003, Alon has played piano and collaborated with Jazz greats including William Parker, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbel, Sam Ford, Bob Moses, Ben Allison, Quinsin Nachoff, John Ellis, Anat Cohen, and many more.
Alon has played as sideman in various ensembles including Frank Londons trio (with Marcus Rojaz and Frank London), Baye Kouyate and his Afro Beat Ensemble featuring Emilio Valdez, Alicia Sviagals Klezmer Quartet with Larry Eagle, Kenny Wollesens Himalayas with Ben Goldberg and other guests, Nick Giannis Evolution , Root Valdez and QB3. Alon founded his quintet TALAT in 2002. The ensemble is dedicated to his original works and they recorded a CD on John Zorns Tzadik Records mixed by the great Bill Laswell. The group played and toured frequently in Canada, Israel, Europe, U.K, France and the U.S in venues such as the Washington D.C Jewish Music Festival, Palm Beach Celebrates Israel Festival, The Blue Note Jazz Club, and Joes Pub at the Public Theatre, to name a few.
"Alon Nechushtan is a talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two fisted sense of architecture" - Michael Jackson - DownBeat Magazine
"Exceptional camaraderie and engaging performances make Alon Nechushtan's Words Beyond a trio recording worthy of the most discerning listener.John Vincent Barron - Jazz Review
"This is a superb, often hard-swinging and inventive piano trio with its own distinctive sound. The music is tight, spirited and filled with life, a more perfect piano Trio would be hard to imagine - Bruce Gallanter, DownTown Music Gallery
"Alon Nechushtan's Words Beyond is worlds beyond where most jazz musicians are willing and able to travel, making this album a worthwhile listening journey." Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz New York
"overall this is a great album, immensely enjoyable and deeply moving emotionally" Adam Baruch - Jazziz
"Alon Nechushtan's melodies and chord voicings retain traces of blues and gospel, though the phrases and forms push the music towards the future" Tom Greenland, The New York Jazz Record