With Fearless Friday, his 6th album, pianist Omer Klein presents his newest compositions and the new line-up for his trio, with bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo and drummer Amir Bresler.
In early 2014, the Omer Klein Trio changed direction, with drummer Ziv Ravitz replaced by the young Bresler, one of Israel’s top new talents.
Throughout the year, Klein introduced the new trio to the international public, playing extensive concert-tours. “The three of us clicked from the first moment. I got very inspired to write new music for this band, and explore new directions”, says Klein.
The climactic conclusion came at the end of the year, when the three entered Bauer Studios to record their 2015 release, Fearless Friday – the strong and exciting result of a year on the road, and several magical days in the studio.
The album contains 9 original compositions by Klein, most of them written especially for this album, and one cover – Duke Ellington’s “Azure”.
“I feel that we managed to give each song it’s unique atmosphere and distinct character. And since we toured a lot prior to the recording, our improvisations in the studio came out really fearless and daring. We were listening hard, and embracing mystery and surprise.”, says Klein.
The trio will tour extensively in 2015, beginning with Europe during March-May.