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Expanse / Sefi Zisling

Sefi Zisling - Expanse

Tru Thoughts

The Tel Aviv music scene has blessed us with some amazing musicians in recent years, none more impressive than trumpeter Sefi Zisling. His sophomore album "Expanse" is filled with warm cozy grooves and captures the spirit of 60s soul jazz groups like Jimmy Smith and Grant Green. Zisling recorded this in a live session with an array of talented musicians and they stay firmly in the pocket. "Happy Solar Return" is a nine minute afrobeat inspired number that features multi-instrumentalist Kutiman and fueled by Idan Kupferberg on percussion "Ongoing Morning" is a slow and dreamy ballad that showcases Zisling's clean tone. The finale is a sixteen bouncy soul groove jam session certain to get your toes tapping. Zisling embraces the groundwork of the pioneers before him while pushing the music forward. Ensuring that you're gonna have a funky good time.

Reg Dancy, 01/20