Avi Avital mandoline – Omer Klein piano
The charismatic Avi Avital is indisputably one of the greatest mandolin players of our time. His recordings for Deutsche Grammophon are celebrated internationally. For this programme, Avital dips a toe into classical music and also explores jazz. Along with jazz pianist Omer Klein he gives a very free performance of several jazz pieces and Israeli songs. But Avital cannot omit Johann Sebastian Bach, his boyhood hero. He has therefore added to the programme a mandolin arrangement of Bach’s Partita Nr. 2, BWV 1004. With the jazzy songs still in mind, Bach’s score has never sounded so playful.