Born: August 4, 1964 Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric
Arik shahar was born in 1964 and grew up in Haifa.At the age of 10 he began playing drums and percussion .from there he moved on to guitar, playing mainly bass. Arik played in haifa with different bands and musicians,among them Arkadi Duchin,Micha Shitrit,Eeyl Shechter,Barak Hanoch and more. in fact, for a period of time he had an important roll in the start up of popular bands that originated in haifa,such as theHaverim Shel Natasha andAv Tipus. In 1986 he made a significant musical transition,and began playing fusion,jazz and funk.he joined the Fusion group called The Danny Shlosberg Orch and started to play in jazz clubs all over Israel.this change made him move to the US in order to study music and develop himself as a musician. SHAHAR, ARIK ~ CLOSER THAN EVER Arik Shahar has produced here a superb recording featuring many of Israel's top jazz musicians Tight, tight arrangements, superb playing, great tunes and very commercial feel. The best way we can describe the overall ambience of this excellent CD is think of a much jazzier version of Lee Ritenour. Chris Burden/String Jazz City Rhythm is Arik..s second album. SHAHAR, ARIK ~ CITY RHYTHM PRIVATE EDITION ~ ISRAEL ~ Jazz-Rock Fusion 2nd album (recorded 2005) by Israeli guitarist Arik Shahar. This is a natural follow up to his debut album, with more Fusion / Smooth Jazz tunes played by high class musicians with gusto and panache. Arik gathered around him some of the best Israeli Jazz players and his drive and imagination prove again that Smooth Jazz can be quality music far beyond and above supermarket background muzak. All of the tunes are originals except a great cover of the Beatles ..Drive My Car... Definitely worth investigating! (Adam Baruch/Jazzis
Tracks:1. City Rhythm 2. Towing Zone 3. Drive My Car 4. Home Sweet Home 5. Funky Mood 6. Som Piece Of Mind 7. Good Thoughts 8. Going East 9. Calle Ocho .
Personnel: Arik Shahar:Guitars,Bass & Keyboard. Avraham Felder:Trumpet & flugel horn. A. Felder is one of the best studio musician & a big band arranger in Israel, he`s also a leader of an important dixie land and a big band orch. He`s performing many jazz festivals around the world, New Orleans, Sacramento, Netherland and more. Also taking a very important part in the annual Red Sea jazz festival in Eilath with famous musicians like Chick Corea, Tower of power and many more. Nathan Birman: Trumpet. N. Birman is also a great studio musician playing the first trumpet in the symphonic orch. of Haifa. Vitaly Austrin: Trombone. Former Trombone player of the White Russia Jazz orch. and now is one of the best studio musicians in Israel. Nitzan Ein Habar : Saxophones&Flute We can say the best sax player in Israel performing important jazz festivals around the world and also a very wanted studio musician in many of Israely productions. Also taking a very important part in the annual Red Sea jazz festival in Eilath. Avi Adrian: piano Avi is an excellent piano player teaching jazz in the Rimon Israeli Music Academy. Also taking a very important part in the annual Red Sea jazz festival in Eilath. David Adar: drums&percussion. Shay Miara: drums Also a top drummer performing in jazz clubs and also one of the best studio musicians, Rimon Israeli Music Academy graduated. Amir Milstein:Flute A member of the Tucan Trio&the world music band Bustan Avraham.
Closer Than Ever
Tracks: 1. Closer Than Ever 2. Elevator Song, The 3. Osse Shalom 4. Big Blues Band, The 5. Electric Spain 6. Bluesd by Raggae 7. Two Minutes in Miami 8. Good Thoug
Personnel:Arik Shahar (keyboards, guitar, bass); Nitzan Ein Habar (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones); Avraham Felder (trumpet, flugelhorn); Nathan Birman (trumpet); Vitali Austrin (trombone); Avi Adrian (piano, organ, synthesizer);
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