2020 / Erez Aviram
Review by Kathy Parsons
“Houses” is a solo piano single release from pianist/composer/arranger Erez Aviram. Now living in New York, Aviram studied contemporary classical music composition and jazz piano at the Music Academy of Jerusalem. Best known for his work on the 2019 film The Mossad, Aviram also scored the documentary Tali JAMS New York with Grammy-nominated drummer and arranger Dan Pugach. He recently released his debut EP, Solo Piano, Vol. 1.
“Houses” is a 6-minute piece that reflects a wide range of musical experiences. Slow and pensive at the beginning, the first few minutes evolve into a slow jazz groove that gradually picks up the tempo. By the mid-point of the recording, Aviram’s fingers are flying around the piano keyboard with joyful abandon. The piece then cools down to a smooth and sophisticated finish. I can’t wait to hear more music from this fascinating artist!
“Houses” is available on Amazon and iTunes/Apple Music as well as many streaming sites.
March 11, 2020