Omer Avital: New York Paradox

Avital was born in Israel of North African and Yemeni stock. His music, which is intriguingly of a piece, reflects that complex heritage. He’s been a member of Third World Love (Fresh Sound) and has co-led projects with Marlon Browden and others. There are occasions here, as on many of his previous records, when one might be reminded of the late 50s records of Ahmed Abdul-Malik, who’d worked with Randy Weston and Thelonious Monk before striking out on his own Afr
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