Onwards and Upwards - Vinyl

  • Format: Vinyl (also available as CD )
  • Cat No.: ACTLP 9885-1
  • Barcode: 614427988515
  • German Release: 07/06/2019
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Jazz

SHALOSH are fans of Nirvana, Brahms and The Bad Plus: they transcend all style barriers. As children of the 90’s, they have assimilated the pop and rock music of that decade. The loudness of rock and the danceability of electronica are paired with the sensitivity and structural awareness of trained jazz musicians. SHALOSH make music with the fiery impetuousness of men in their mid-twenties. Their songs build in intensity and tension, with the undertow of a sea that surges and roars, but which can also fall still and luxuriate in its own contemplative beauty.

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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, pianist Gadi Stern, bassist David Michaeli and drummer 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."SHALOSH doesn't have a leader, and all its music is conceived of collectively. For all three members, this is their most personal and important project. And they know each other well, not just as musicians, but also in life: Stern and Assayag are friends from childhood with a shared history that began in Jerusalem, where they first started to be talked about as members of the band ‘Enoma Elish’. They founded SHALOSH in 2014, looked for a bass player, and Michaeli joined them  – he was still...

line up

Gadi Stern / piano, rhodes & micro korg
David Michaeli / double bass
Matan Assayag / drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Michael Dahlvid at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg (Sweden), October 31 to November 2, 2018
Mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson

Choir on Onwards And Upwards recorded by Kobi Farhi at Mitzlol Studios, Tel Aviv (Israel), November 19, 2018

Music composed, arranged and produced by SHALOSH, except otherwise noted

Cover art by Shoshu, by kind permission of the artist

Cover art by Shoshu, by kind permission of the artist