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Kriss, Itai / Shark, The
Album:Shark, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kriss, Itai Added:08/2011
Label:Avenue K 

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Add Date:2011-08-21 Pull Date:2011-10-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Oct16 Oct9 Oct25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 31, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum (New Slot)
The Shark
4.Oct 18, 2011:Rebop
2.Oct 22, 2011:Music Casserole
Chang Chang
5.Oct 14, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
The Shark
3.Oct 21, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Oct 11, 2011:Rebop
Sketch For Toki

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-08-21 
Avenue K, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Itai Kriss is an Israeli flutist (currently based in New York) with an inventive approach, a pleasing sound and some tasty tunes in his bag. He has a perfect quartet on this CD, loaded with rising-star talent (that includes guest appearances by trumpeter Avishai Cohen and sax man John Ellis). The music is straight-ahead with a bit of a retro feel at times, but also has lots of oddball twists that keep it fresh. Really nice stuff all around.

Itai Kriss : flute
Aaron Goldberg : piano
Omer Avital : bass
Eric McPherson : drums

Avishai Cohen : trumpet (4,9)
John Ellis: Tenor Saxophone (2)

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8

1. 7:31 – upbeat tune rides bass/piano riff: flute solo soars, piano digs in
2. 5:28 – happy stroll with added sax: solos get a little twisty
3. 7:06 – sweet and gentle to start; then perks up with a bright latin rhythm
4. 7:47 – very quirky rolling swing with trumpet, settles into straight bop
5. 5:22 – cool, funky groove with tricky key shifts and playful flute/piano solos
6. 6:50 – light and breezy with a touch of Brazil and plenty of solo space
7. 4:35 – old-fashioned Cuban dance, picks up in second half
8. 4:21 – speedy bop: flute shows off chops, piano scurries, nonstop drums
9. 8:32 – relaxed reggae beat: cool solos for flute, trumpet and bass

[ Fo ] - August 2011

Track Listing
1.The Shark 5.Chang Chang
2.Kamuvan 6.Breeza
3.Gypsy 7.Danzon No. 1
4.Four By Four 8.Sketch For Toki
 9.Booty Call