YOSI LEVY – GUITARIST AND COMPOSER Yosi Levy is a multifaceted acoustic and electric guitarist of exceptional range and depth. His latest album, “The Yosi Levy Acoustic Project,” was recorded live with two outstanding musicians: the Israeli flutist Ilan Salem and one of the greatest living Indian tabla players Bickram Ghosh. A longtime accompanist to sitar legend Ravi Shankar, Ghosh was honored by a composition written by Levy, “For Bickram,” that is included in the album.
Levy's Acoustic Project has been touring through India, China, USA and Israel in a spectrum of festivals and clubs. They will be performing in INDIA with flutist Itai Kriss and Kaushik Konwar in April 2015.
Levy also performs as a solo acoustic guitarist, fusing a fascinating breadth of jazz and baroque-style improvisation. His free movement between genres creates an exciting polyphonic texture and showcases Levy's capabilities as an unlimited creator. He has also produced strong electric playing, as can be heard on his “The House on Lefferts Boulevard,” featuring legendary jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman.
As a tireless performer, Levy has collaborated and performed with an expansive variety of musicians, including Jeff “Tain” Watts, Frank Gambale, Phil Woods, Jeff Berlin, Bob Gullotti, and Mordy Ferber. He has also played as guitarist with some Israel's greatest stars: Yoni Rechter, Yosi Banai, Ester Ofarim, Shem Tov Levy, Yair Dallal and many more.
Yosi levy is a musician of a great diversity and complex. He
has broad horizons and what reserved serene intensity
consisting and intensifying tension in the music. As opposed
to his introverted appearance his playing is full of
confidence decisiveness and willingness to take chances and
Levy's skills as a composer are beyond style sound and
trend. In the tunes you find colors and imagination of the
type which only guitarists who went deeply into solo pieces
Levy is revealed at his best with a very musical virtuoso
and original solo which uses different kind of effects and
special sounds in the best possible manner.The dialogue
between the guitar and the saxophone(of Dave Liebman)in the
end of the tune is absolutely brilliant