Assif Tsahar

Assif Tsahar (born Israel, June 11, 1969) is an Israeli tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist. He has lived in New York City since 1990.

He has performed with Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, William Parker, Mat Maneri, Hamid Drake, Peter Kowald, Susie Ibarra, Rashied Ali, Warren Smith, Wilbur Morris, Le Quan Ninh, John Tchicai, Fred Anderson, Rob Brown, Roy Campbell, Gerald Cleaver, Agusti Fernandez, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler, Joe Daley, Herb Robertson, Cuong Vu, Chris Jonas, Ori Kaplan, Oscar Noriega, Alex Harding, Steve Swell, Cooper-Moore, and Tom Abbs

In 1999 he founded Hopscotch Records.

Album Reviews
Multiple Reviews
Interviews
Album Reviews
Read more articles
”One of the great new talents in New York” (Time Out New York)

“This recording (the Hollow World) extends Tsahar's responsibility for some of the most exciting improvised music currently being created” (Signal to Noise)

”The Aylerian tenor can speak in tongues as articulately as anyone can these days- it's a thrill when abstraction is truly compelling “ (Village Voice)

”Few young jazz players generate the kind of buzz among New York cognoscenti that tenor saxophonist Assif Tsahar, have over the past couple of years. ...through shifts in register and tonal quality, Tsahar has a knack for creating the illusion that he is playing more than one instrument- This is some of the least dense and frenetic free jazz to come out of New York, and some of the most emotionally affecting

Read more

Photos (9)

Discography

In Between the Tumbling a Stillness

In Between the...

Hopscotch Records
2018

buy
Code Re(A)d

Code Re(A)d

Hopscotch Records
2014

buy
Digital Primitives

Digital Primitives

Hopscotch Records
2007

buy
Solitude

Solitude

Hopscotch Records
2006

buy
Lost Brother

Lost Brother

Hopscotch Records
2006

buy
 

Lost Brother

Ayler Records
2005

buy

Watch

Similar

William Parker William Parker
bass, acoustic
Albert Ayler Albert Ayler
saxophone, tenor
Evan Parker Evan Parker
saxophone
Fred Anderson Fred Anderson
saxophone
Tim Berne Tim Berne
saxophone
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy
saxophone, soprano
Joe McPhee Joe McPhee
woodwind
Ken Vandermark Ken Vandermark
saxophone
David S. Ware David S. Ware
saxophone, tenor
Charles Gayle Charles Gayle
saxophone

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.