After The Real Thing

Roy Mor

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Format: CD

Cat No: UBU0081CD

Release Date:  21 May 2021

Label:  Ubuntu Music / Ubuntu Management Group

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5065002180902

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Roy's music has been described as "modern and daring yet remains firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, cutting seamlessly across many moods" (La Repubblica). His playing has been referred to as both "melodic" and "energetic", and his compositions as having "a genuine quality that flows seamlessly from his inner voice as a player - strong, evocative, harmonically complex and rhythmically alive". Roy's artistic journey illustrates his varied facets and interests: after a stint studying acting, serving as a military paratrooper, and earning a university degree in Philosophy with honours, he left a career as a software engineer with Microsoft to move to New York and pursue his true passion: music. While in NYC, Roy performed as both a leader and sideman at many of the city's best jazz venues and collaborated with some of New York's most acclaimed and up-and-coming artists, including Francisco Mela, Tyshawn Sorey, Stacy Dillard, Anat Cohen and Jazzmeia Horn, among others. Before moving to New York, Roy led his own trio and quartet, wrote music for theatrical productions, played as a pianist with The Israeli Big Band and performed at major festivals in Israel. He also had the privilege of studying and performing with saxophonist and educator Arnie Lawrence at the International Center for Creative Music in Jerusalem.In New York he had the chance to complete his musical studies at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music under a generous merit scholarship, during which he was placed on the Dean's List, and had the opportunity to study under the mentorship of renowned jazz masters and some of his personal musical heroes. His recordings received regular airplay on Jazz FM Radio and BBC radio, and he won the Eubie Blake Foundation award two years in a row, and has performed his music internationally in Italy, Denmark, Canada, Spain and Cuba. Since his return to Israel Roy has led several groups of musicians playing his compositions which draw from many influences - from hard-bop through classical music to Wes Montgomery.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Echo Song
      • 2. After The Real Thing
      • 3. Jerusalem Mezcla
      • 4. Nikanor
      • 5. Daybreak
      • 6. Solar Reimagined
      • 7. Speak Low
      • 8. Do You Know The Way
      • 9. The Follower
      • 10. Playground
      • 11. The Nearness Of You - Live