Shimrit Shoshan – Keep It Movin’

January 4, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: abraham burton, eric mcpherson, jazz, john hebert, Luques Curtis, piano jazz, shimrit shoshan,

(Shimmya Music)

While studying at a prestigious performing arts school in Israel, music prodigy and pianist Shimit Shoshan was drafted into the Israeli army as part of its required service. With her commitment fulfilled, she eventually decided to come to New York in 2004 to continue her jazz education. She learned the ropes from the likes of Abraham Burton, Kenny Barron, Reggie Workman and Billy Hart among others. You can hear the benefit of those experiences on her first recording, Keep It Movin’. Shoshan not only incredible virtousity, but is a gifted composer as well, writing all but one of the eight tunes on the project. The recording also features great musicianship from Burton on saxophone, Eric McPherson on saxophone, with John Hebert and Luques Curtiis handling bass duties on altenate tracks. An excellent debut from a wonderful talent. 

Click here to listen to a clip of “Shwingin’ “.

Tracks: Shimmy n’ You, Chasma, Secret Identity, Keep It Movin’, Shwingin’, With The Birds, Skippy, Under The Influence.