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“So Far” is guitarist Nadav Remez’s long-awaited debut release, and presents nine new original pieces that draw influences from modern jazz, alternative rock as well as jewish and middle-eastern folk. It may be called a concept album, as the order of songs as well as the connection between them reveals a bigger picture. The songs on ‘So Far’ lead into one another just like chapters in a story with a beginning, middle and end. The improvised solos also correspond to this concept, and starting the second song, each pair of songs features a different soloist, like characters that appear in different parts of a fairy tale.

Nadav Remez – Guitar
James Wylie – Alto Saxophone & Clarinet
Steve Brickman – Tenor Saxophone
Shai Maestro – Piano, Fender Rhodes & Hammond B3
Avri Borochov – Bass
Ziv Ravitz – Drums
Itamar Borochov – special guest on Trumpet

All compositions by Nadav Remez
(except “Lecha Dodi”, traditional, arranged by Nadav Remez)

Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Jacobi
Mastered by Mike Perez-Cizneros
Assistant Engineer: Paul Occhialini
Photography by Ayala Gazit
Cover design by Luke Moellman

“catching the crowd’s ear with his own consistently seductive lines, Remez showed why he has emerged as a standout among a new crop of Israelis making waves in the jazz world.”

– Philip Lutz, The Jewish Daily Forward

“A Thoughtful composer and accomplished player, Israeli-born guitarist Nadav Remez has fashioned an auspicious debut of poignant melodies, rich harmonies and stirring improvisations that ring out with clarity and emotion… ”

“Moving, meaningful music by an emerging talent.”

– Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes

“Remez is not only an extremely inventive guitarist who plays with warmth, taste and imagination, but also a composer of merit whose compositions embrace contemporary jazz, melded with indie rock and Jewish folk music. ★★★★”

– Tony Hall, Jazz Wise Magazine

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