Maya Dunietz is a prodigy pianist, avant-garde sound artist, award winning composer, dubious character, and mom of four. Her career has been abundant, from playing with Habiluim, Midnight Peacocks, Boom Pam and countless projects worldwide; through presenting her sound installations at Centre Pompidou in Paris; to her work with Emahoy Tsegue Mariam Guebrou.
On their second trio album, Thank You Tree, Dunietz, Barak Mori and Amir Bresler dive deeper into the musical universes they’ve explored in their past album. The play is wild and free, and the music delves into textures, colors, and abstract lands. Dunietz’s new compositions go beyond the conventional song structures, and the improvisation is inspired by the roots of jazz, while allowing itself to be stimulated by other sources such as voices of birds and trees. The album has several free improvisation pieces, bringing forth a fresh side of this very swingy rhythm section. As a spectral musician and artist, Dunietz tends to focus on the phenomenon and acoustics of sound rather than its potential semantic qualities. Playing trio music from this perspective created a very crisp and deep sound, beautifully captured in the recording.
Recommended Tracks: Track 1, Track 8
Label: Raw Tapes
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