Frankfurter Rundschau praises Omer Klein’s “Grandiose” solo concert at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on September 24. Read the review (in German) here. photo: Salar Baygan.
The Omer Klein Trio is taking their new album Radio Mediteran on the road. Starting with today’s world-premiere of the new music, at Frankfurt’s Musikmesse, OKT will perform 25 concerts in europe between now and July. Here’s the full schedule. See you on the road!
Welcome Radio Mediteran! The 3rd album from the Omer Klein Trio feat. Haggai Cohen Milo and Amir Bresler is out today. Get it on CD, LP, or stream on your favourite platform.
Hey everybody, we are overwhelmed by the love for “Radio Mediteran” – thank you all so much. Today our 2nd single drops for you: “Our Sea”. This melody is especially dear to my heart, and I love how Amir soars over Haggai’s and my analog synths near the end.
(You can pre-order the album and get both singles – Radio Mediteran and Our Sea – today – here.)
Omer Klein Trio – Omer, Amir Bresler and Haggai Cohen Milo – were awarded the German Music Prize (ECHO) for Sleepwalkers, in the Best Ensemble category. This is Omer’s third nomination and first win, and the trio’s first nomination and win. Congratulations!
01.03.2018: The ECHO Jazz Jury has announced the nominations for this year’s German music prize. Omer Klein Trio is nominated for an ECHO in the Ensemble Category, and Omer is also nominated in the pianist category. Both nominations are for the trio’s debut on Warner Music, Sleepwalkers.
Omer Klein Trio’s debut on Warner Music, Sleepwalkers is being received warmly by the international press:
“A breakthrough album” – THE TIMES
“A multifaceted, profound, and at the same time joyful work, one that repeatedly makes you happy” – LAUT.DE
“Sleepwalkers is a strong album that clearly stands out from the seemingly endless line of talented piano trios in Europe” – SOUNDS & BOOKS
“Omer Klein is a master storyteller… virtuosity and artistic versatility, a first-class trio” – JAZZANDROCK.COM
“Sleepwalkers has a rare and rarefied elegance… If you want to elevate your life a little higher, this sublime musical experience will definitely help.” – THE EAR
“Sleepwalkers has become a piano masterpiece, without exaggeration. From romantic to ecstatic, Klein offers every imaginable expression that a top pianist might put into his fingers. And he does this with a rare elegance.” – SOUND & IMAGE.DE
“How they intuitively communicate with each other and enter into a magical musical sphere is impressive. Therein lies its great strength. Conclusion: A trio album of the highest order.” – WEGOTMUSIC
“His songs are bright and lively, revel in catchy melodies, brilliant with rapid piano playing, elegantly refined rhythms and flowing bass lines – and surprise with unexpected musical twists.” – DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR
“Klein’s pen is as mighty as his sword, as his composition skills on “One Step at a Time” and “Sleepwalkers” display depth and creativity. Impressive foray!” – JAZZ WEEKLY
“Sleepwalkers is a beautiful album that deserves to receive broad attention and put this trio in the forefront of jazz.” – WRITTEN IN MUSIC
Omer Klein’s new album, Sleepwalkers, is due February 17, 2017, and marks Klein’s debut for Warner Music. Omer recorded his newest work with his world-touring trio feat. Haggai Cohen-Milo on bass and Amir Bresler on drums. The 13 original compositions explore themes of Internet-Age isolation, music’s relation to the mysterious, and the trio’s life on the road. CD / 2-LPs / Download.
On February 9th, Omer Klein was announced as a nominee for the ECHO Jazz 2016 award, for his work on Fearless Friday. This is Omer’s first ECHO nomination. He is nominated in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year, National – Piano/Keyboard”. The award ceremony will take place in Hamburg on May 26.
Omer Klein was announced as the winner of the NRW Förderpreis 2015. The award is given yearly to two musicians, selecting from all instrumentalists, composers and conductors, in all genres. The award ceremony will take place on November 16, at the K21 Museum in Düsseldorf.
Dimensions, Omer’s collaboration with actress/director Viola Pobitschka and actress Friederike Linke, based on Alice Munro’s short story, was premiered on August 13-14 at Asphalt Festival, Düsseldorf. Full article (German)