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JONATHAN REISIN
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

Option B 

Collaborating closely with pianist Moshe Elmakias and drummers Brian Richburg Jr and Nitzan Birnbaum, Jonathan is releasing his debut album in Habitable Records, “Option B”, dedicated to his grandfather who passed away on the day of the recording session. Throughout the album, the group renders the compositions as a true unit. Weaving in and out of themes with ease, creating dense events full of sound as well as stunning moments of minimal activity. Their deep connection makes this a collection of music that edges deep into the realm of the concept album. “I’m excited  to release my first album. The music emerged from our souls. Everyone has put their hearts into this project and that’s what sets us free. Option B reflects tough choices made by people I admire. This album is in memory of my grandfather, Dr Jacob Baal Schem, who lead meaningful life made of a deep understanding of his roots and a constant search for future innovations." said Reisin.

Moshe Elmakias - Piano

Nitzan Birnbaum - Drums (1,3,6,7)

Brian Richburg Jr - Drums (2,4,5,8)

All Tracks are composed by Jonathan Reisin except "One" and "Juka" (group improvisation)

Recorded at PBS Studios (Westwood, MA)

Record Label: Habitable Records

Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Eivind Opsvik

Graphic Designer: Leonardo Falascone

Album Release: April 29th 2022

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MUSIC

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PRESS

"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

Interview | Israeli Jazz With Yotam Ziv | Sep 9

 

Radio​ | One Man's Jazz | June 30

Interview | Kan Kol Hamusica | June 23

Radio | Kan Kol Hamusica | June 22

Radio | The World Of Jazz | June 2

Radio | One Man's Jazz | June 2

Interview | Israeli Jazz With Yotam Ziv | May 13

Radio | One Man's Jazz | May 12

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Radio | One Man's Jazz | Aug 1

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Jonathan Reisin is a saxophonist, composer and improviser born in Israel, dedicated to creating original music that's influenced by Free Jazz and the Avant-Garde. Throughout his career, Jonathan had the opportunity to collaborate with great artists such as: Francisco Mela, Kris Davis, Anat Fort, Val Jeanty, Ronen Shmueli and many more, with appearances at Vermont Jazz Festival, Yearot Menache Festival (ISR) , Gangneung International Art Festival (South Korea) and venues around Boston and Tel Aviv. 

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