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Track of the day: a live version of the Omer Klein Trio's Shake It ****

Well, alright, OK, you win! Press play. That, the ''that'' being 'Shake It', is certainly persuasive. The ''OK'' in focus Omer Klein on a live version filmed just days ago in Berlin from a tune to be included on Personal Belongings. As discussed …

Published: 9 Jul 2021. Updated: 14 days.

Well, alright, OK, you win!

Press play. That, the ''that'' being 'Shake It', is certainly persuasive. The ''OK'' in focus Omer Klein on a live version filmed just days ago in Berlin from a tune to be included on Personal Belongings. As discussed last month Warner Music are to release Personal Belongings by the pianist in the autumn.

First stirrings from the album were heard on 'Najara,' a beautiful piano solo piece that introduced a dreamy taste of what to expect. Now the trio, Klein on piano with the veritably-funky Haggai Cohen Milo on double bass and scintillating Amir Bresler on drums show their considerable feelgood flair and certainly deliver. 'Shake It' has a firm grip on riff and groove and very impressive it is too. It will be interesting how the album version compares the tune to be issued as a single first. Certainly the life at the essence of the piece has a vitality that jumps out of the speakers and floods the air. Omer Klein trio, top

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Very big prospect for the autumn from Rachel Eckroth

Russian label Rainy Days have something special it seems pretty clear readying up for September from Rachel Eckroth, top, known for her work with Rufus Wainwright and St Vincent on an album of Eckroth originals called The Garden. The …

Published: 8 Jul 2021. Updated: 15 days.

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Russian label Rainy Days have something special it seems pretty clear readying up for September from Rachel Eckroth, top, known for her work with Rufus Wainwright and St Vincent on an album of Eckroth originals called The Garden. The singer-composer-keyboardist has guitarist Nir Felder and saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bass guitarist (and The Garden producer) Tim Lefebvre and drummer Christian Euman among the personnel. Check the trailer online in the last 24 hours for a few glimpses.