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Saxophonist | Composer | Improviser

"Jonathan's musical approach  is what the  world needs  to hear to be a better place - Free voice ..."


                                                           Francisco Mela

“Sound flow and a great tone make up the essence of what jonathan’s music is all about..You will love it"

                                                           George Garzone


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Out on October 20th on 577 Records 

Francisco Mela, a 577 Records mainstay and master avant-garde drummer, is joined by saxophonist Jonathan Reisin on Earthquake. On the five-track album, the duo explores the dynamic range of improvisation they can achieve using a simple instrumental dyad. Each piece represents a thoughtful, seismic shift, and creates a soundscape that echoes the unpredictability and beauty of natural phenomena. Reisin brings his prestigious musical education to play tenor and soprano saxophone on their debut album, showcasing his ability alongside his creative expression. Earthquake will be available as a CD and for download in October.

Jonathan Reisin: Tenor & Soprano Saxophone 
Francisco Mela: Drums 

Recorded March 18, 2023 at Berklee College Of Music, Boston MA by Amir Halevi 
Assistant engineers: Joyie Lai, Mateo London 
Mixed by Juanma Trujillo 
Mastered by Eivind Opsvik 

Cover painting by MiHee Kim Magee 
Graphic design by Sergio Vezzali 
Graphic support by Mark Smith 

All tracks by Francisco Mela (BMI) & Jonathan Reisin 



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"Aunque “Option B” es el álbum debut de Reisin, su música sugiere un profundo conocimiento de la profesión y sabe, junto a sus colegas, transmitir emociones con suma facilidad."

José Ramón

"The willingness to let the pieces unfold of their own accord, without having to over-fill the sound with constant activity, is one of the ways in which the maturity of Reisin's approach reveals itself... An assured debut which heralds a promising future, Option B offers a good deal of high-quality music over the course of its forty-minutes, It is an easy album to recommend enthusiastically."

Troy Dostert

"Reisin picks out possible sonorities that, creating intentional ambiguity and surprise, complement each other. Option B, which is dedicated to the saxophonist’s late grandfather, is a most welcome debut."


Filipe Freitas

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Jonathan Reisin is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, composer, and improviser born in Israel, His artistic vision revolves around crafting original music deeply influenced by Free Jazz and the Avant-Garde. Throughout his career, Jonathan had the opportunity to collaborate with notable artists such as Francisco Mela, Kris Davis, Anat Fort, Val Jeanty, Juan Pablo Carletti, Shinya Lin, and many more, with appearances at Vermont Jazz Festival, Yearot Menache Festival (ISR), Gangneung International Art Festival (South Korea) and venues around Boston, NYC and Tel Aviv. 

In 2022, Jonathan released his highly acclaimed debut album, "Option B," through Habitable Records, garnering widespread praise from critics and music enthusiasts. Looking forward to the future, Jonathan is set to embark on another exciting musical venture in October 2023, as he collaborates with his esteemed mentor, the great drummer Francisco Mela, on a  new album titled "Earthquake," on 577 Records.


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