A native of Israel, Daniel Meron succeeds in expressing the diversity of influences from his homeland in his music. Nourished by the tradition of Jazz improvisation, but recognizing the value of a solid tune, Daniel finds a way to feature his unique playing style in brilliant compositions that are both sophisticated and lyrical, communicating vivid stories and emotions to the listener.
The album features Daniel’s Trio and Quintet with 60 minutes of original music. The nine compositions are brought to life by the talented Ryo Noritake on drums, Noam Wiesenberg on the bass, Jesse Scheinin on tenor sax, and Jeremy Sinclair on the trumpet. In playing together for over a year, the group had managed to achieve a unified sound while keeping elements of spontaneity. This makes for a wonderfully diverse and energetic album.
…Meron's arrangements create a full and rich sound. As a writer, Meron produces some beautiful themes and melodies; as a player, he has a crisp, strong, style that enables him to move readily from warm, engaging ballads to fast, hard bop, passages with apparent ease. …Directions is defined by a melodic, lyrical, style that is immediately engaging… - All About Jazz
Based in New York, Daniel is currently leader of the Daniel Meron Project, a nine-piece ensemble dedicated to playing his latest compositions. Combining a jazz quartet, string quartet, and vocalist, the group produces an exciting mix of Jazz, World and Folklore elements. The recently formed group has already performed in various venues around NYC, and an East Coast tour is scheduled for the fall of 2012 following an album recording of the group. Along with his activities as composer, arranger and bandleader, Daniel continues to perform as a sideman in multiple bands around the US and Israel.
released July 27, 2010
Recorded at Kampo Studios, NY, June 2009.
Sound engineering, mixing and mastering by Jeremy Loucas.
Ryo Noritake - Drums
Noam Wiesenberg – Acoustic Bass
Daniel Meron – Piano
Jesse Scheinin – Tenor Saxophone
Jeremy Sinclair – Trumpet