One World – Shachar Elnatan CD
Guitarist, Shachar Elnatan’s debut album, One World features compositions assembled over the past six years and emphasises his musical journey as a jazz musician growing up in Israel and living in New York.
Shachar’s ability to combine sounds from different cultural backgrounds, brings something fresh, new and exciting to the table; the opening track ‘At Distance’ showcases his take on an 11/8 Moroccan groove, highlighting electronic and modern sounds; the title track ‘One World’ strongly resonates with Middle Eastern and Yemenite music, yet features a triplet oriented melody and rhythm, highly influenced by Irish music.
‘Josa’, written several years ago, holds a strong narrative through its harmony and melody; a fantasy vision as a child, of a small and calm village, made real several years later whilst travelling to the Spanish Pyrenees. Shachar discovered such a place called ‘Josa’, where people were playing music and celebrating through the night.