Shai Maestro (pn) Jorge Roeder (cb) Ofri Nehemya (dms)
Shai Maestro is today THE musthave pianist of his generation. So surprisingly his name rings no bells, you can only have heard him alongside the double bass player Avishai Cohen whom he accompanied for five years. In 2010 he formed his own trio which was immediately acclaimed by critics and scheduled for a tour of more than 80 concerts. The Shai Maestro trio is currently recording their fifth album, this time on Manfred Eicher ECM's label. The trio offers us a music that is both romantic and lyrical, where the subtle and introspective playing of the piano is wonderfully highlighted. Other moments, incisive and dynamic while carefully avoiding immature virtuosity, reveal a perfect cohesion of the group.