• “An impressive musical production from start to finish”.
- CYRUS RHODES, MUSES MUSE (2011)
• “A new chapter of modern jazz”.
- EDWARD BLANCO, EJAZZNEWS (2011)
• “A master musical sculptor”.
- DAN BILAWSKY, ALL ABOUT JAZZ (2011)
• “This quartet headed up by Kehati is simply amazing!”.
- MICHAEL MULLINS, SKOPE (2011)
• “You’ll savor the exotic-sounding intimacy of this group”.
- KEN FRANCKLING, JAZZ NOTES (2011)
• “Substantial depth in the genre”.
- CHUCK VECOLI, JAZZREVIEW (2011)
More Quotes (links to full reviews are below):
• “I found in Assaf’s album a lot of beauty, sensitivity and wisdom”.
- YAIR SPIEGEL, THE SIDEMAN (2011)
• “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 (2011)
• “This recording has really captured my imagination”. (about Flowers and Stories)
- MARTIN Z. KASDAN JR, LOUISVILLE MUSIC NEWS. (2011)
• “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 (2011)
• “Kehati’s seven originals share common threads of an “Old World Meets New World” elegance ”.
- ANDREA CANTER, JAZZ POLICE (2011)
• “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 (2010)
• “Marvelously spacious sound, austere yet melodic soloing, group interplay that’s scarily telepathic and all-stars at every position”.
- KEVIN CONVEY, BOSTON HERALD (2010)
• “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 (2010)
• “This was a group sensitive to the pieces they played and to one another”.
- JON GARELICK, BOSTON PHOENIX (2010)
• “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 (2010)
•”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 (2010)
Links to Full Reviews and Articles:
- Assaf in the Jewish Advocate (2011):
- Assaf in the Jerusalem Post (2011):
- Concert Review, Assaf Kehati Quartet at the Blue Note (2011):
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in All About Jazz (2011):
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in The Big City (2011):
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in Boston Phoenix (2011):
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in Skope (2011):
- CD Review, Flowers and Other Stories in JazzReview (2011):
- Concert Review, Assaf Kehati Trio featuring Billy Hart (2010):
- Concert Review, Assaf Kehati Quartet featuring Billy Hart & Eli Degibri (2010):
- Special Interview for Guitar Lovers Celebration Edition in Jazz Inside NY Magazine (2010):
- CD Review, A View From My Window in Fretterverse (2010):