One World by Shachar Elnatan

One World

Shachar Elnatan

Release date: 16/09/2016

Catalogue Number: RD4617

“One World” is guitarist, composer and band leader Shachar Elnatan’s debut album. This release 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.

“I feel that every tune on this album reflects a strong moment; a feeling, a dance, an inspiration. Combined, these reflections paint a perspective of my own world.”

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, incorporating 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” 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 highlights and presents the great talent coming out of the Israeli Jazz scene today, by leading a brilliant group of musicians, including Gadi Lehavi (piano), Avri Borochov (bass), Ofri Nehemya (drums), and special guests Avishai Cohen (bass), Daniel Dor (drums), Itay Morchi (drums) and Dana Herz (vocals).

One World is a very nice album by a still young, debuting jazz talent that we will undoubtedly hear a lot about.

Philippe De Cleen, Written In Music

In 2016, a new frontier in the art of guitar-playing was opened by the Wunderkind, Shachar Elnatan.

Raul da Dama, Jazz da Gama


Plus special guests:
Avishai Cohen – bass, Daniel Dor – drums, Dana Herz – vocals, Itay Morchi – drums

Produced by Shachar Elnatan
Co-produced by Avishai Cohen

All songs composed by Shachar Elnatan, except ‘A Wish’ composed by Shachar Elnatan and Gadi Lehavi, and ‘Pachuki’ composed by Avishai Cohen.