The future of Middle Eastern jazz: Unconditional Love
by Amit Friedman, one of the most creative musicians of Israeli jazz, was released on May 7, from Origin Records. Friedman has produced a world music in which we can hear the elements of American jazz, beyond the traditional sound palette of Middle Eastern jazz from that he came from. At the age of 14, Friedman went to New York to visit the Blue Note Jazz Club with his family. That day happens when the fire of his dreams is lit. Freidman always expresses his gratitude to his family's for their endless supporting his dreams. His father was a physics teacher and mother an accountant. Music is not a family heritage for him but their support always came from the bottom of their heart. After getting inspiration from names such as Sonny Rollins, Bradford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Charlie Parker and Coltrane, he continues his professional education. In 2012, he released his debut album "Sunrise" from Origin Records. The album "Long Way To Go" released in 2017 which is builds on the foundations of "Sunrise". His new album Unconditional Love, as in the previous album, feeds the Middle Eastern parts of her music with names such as Gilad Abro and Amos Hoffman. I consider that this album as an elegant boat that Friedman can embark on an international musical journey comfortably, and I hope that he will fulfill his wish to play on the Blue Note stage, which he has been wishing to achieve since his childhood dreams. If you ask me, Friedman is a musician who can comfortably take the stage at multicultural events with his performance and lyrical compositions, and Unconditional Love is a good reference for his abilities.