• “An impressive musical production from start to finish”.
- CYRUS RHODES, MUSES MUSE
• “A new chapter of modern jazz”.
- EDWARD BLANCO, EJAZZNEWS
• “A master musical sculptor”.
- DAN BILAWSKY, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
• “This quartet headed up by Kehati is simply amazing!”.
- MICHAEL MULLINS, SKOPE
• “You’ll savor the exotic-sounding intimacy of this group”.
- KEN FRANCKLING, JAZZ NOTES
• “Substantial depth in the genre”.
- CHUCK VECOLI, JAZZREVIEW
More Quotes (links to full reviews are below):
• “Easily one of the best for 2014″. Brent Black | Bop-N-Jazz
• “Extraordinary”. John Watson | Jazz Camera UK
• “New form of jazz”. Doug Perkins | Jazz Guitar Society
• “Exceedingly captivating”. Mark S. Tucker | FAME
• “Jazz at its best”. Piotr Siatkowski | Slo Jazz
• “I found in Assaf’s album a lot of beauty, sensitivity and wisdom”.
- YAIR SPIEGEL, THE SIDEMAN
• “A 12-minute suite, the mysterious “The Most Beautiful Flower,”
and the shorter “Don’t Attack” and “Invisible Green,” feature patient and thoughtful development of the compositions through collective interplay”.
- EYAL HAREUVENI, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
• “This recording has really captured my imagination”. (about Flowers and Stories)
- MARTIN Z. KASDAN JR, LOUISVILLE MUSIC NEWS.
• “Each track evolves, telling its own musical story, and Kehati’s solos unfold slowly, like the petals of flowers in the sun”.
- JOHN WATSON, JAZZCAMERA.CO.UK
• “Kehati’s seven originals share common threads of an “Old World Meets New World” elegance ”.
- ANDREA CANTER, JAZZ POLICE
• “Kehati is a guitarist worth keeping an eye and both ears on as he criss-crosses the globe, bringing his unique brand of modern jazz to fans everywhere”.
- DR. MATT WARNOCK, GUITAR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
• “Marvelously spacious sound, austere yet melodic soloing, group interplay that’s scarily telepathic and all-stars at every position”.
- KEVIN CONVEY, BOSTON HERALD
• “Sometimes it’s hard to keep things fresh and keep the listener engaged when there is no polyphonic harmony going on behind
the soloist; this is not a problem for Kehati”.
- JOSH SAGER, FRETTERVERSE
• “This was a group sensitive to the pieces they played and to one another”.
- JON GARELICK, BOSTON PHOENIX
• “Assaf was revealed not only as a talented player but also as an experimenter – Assaf was tapping on the guitar making interesting notes, sounds and rhythms and his guitar has began to function as
- EFI BRUKER & ALON GOLAN, HIFIMUSIC.CO.IL
•”The Most Beautiful Flower That Ever Grew In My Garden,”
was a befitting example, reflective of Kehati’s varied influences. A tense, passionate piece, it began with a haunting melody, built on a minor vamp. Throughout the composition, the basic 7/4 meter experienced numerous rhythmic changes, against which Kehati altered his playing style”.
- TIM O’KEEFE, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Links to Full Reviews and Articles:
- Assaf in the Jewish Advocate:
- Assaf in the Jerusalem Post:
- Concert Review, Assaf Kehati Quartet at the Blue Note:
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in All About Jazz:
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in The Big City:
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in Boston Phoenix:
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in Skope:
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in JazzReview:
- Concert Review, Assaf Kehati Trio featuring Billy Hart:
- Concert Review, Assaf Kehati Quartet featuring Billy Hart & Eli Degibri:
- Special Interview for Guitar Lovers Celebration Edition in Jazz Inside NY Magazine:
- CD Review, A View From My Window in Fretterverse: