BEST OF 2012
It was worth waiting for saxophonist Amit Friedman's debut album. The straightforward joie de vivre in his music carries you away, and puts a smile on even the most cynical face. The Israeli sound is familiar and close to home, inviting you in only to discover some surprising facets of the Israeli jazzman. Amit juggles sophistication and coolness and gives you a feeling of a family celebration, with the help of the excellent Israeli line-up at this side. Israeli jazz has never been more delicious.