NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Sivan is a recipient of Montreux Jazz Festival International Competition prize in 2009. While completing his studies at Tel Aviv University and NYC’s New School University Sivan has already been a much sought-after young player in the international festivals and concerts circuit.
The New Album entitled Enchanted Sun, was recorded in a live studio setting with Sam Anning on bass and Rajiv Jayaweera on drums. Through music, the trio members became close friends and they continue to collaborate in various projects. The album creation process was a collaboration and exchange of ideas that resulted in a collection of concepts, forms, and eventually compositions. Sivan’s compositions and other materials used for this album represent a certain period of musical explorations that began with his relocation to New York City from Israel.
The album includes original compositions written especially for trio, as well as two classic jazz standards. Sivan chose to include in his debut album two of his favorite jazz standards: How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin) and Isn’t It Romantic? (Richard Rodgers). Scene #5 by Sivan, originally composed for solo piano, was heavily influenced by the great French composer, Erik Satie, and was later rearranged for trio. The Rodents Blues is a 12 bar form in which the melody is displaced by a quarter-note the second time in, resulting in a rhythmic tension resolved by the solo section.
Rotem Sivan is a vibrant and promising fresh player in New York City. He is planning to further explore and develop the trio concept and interaction while experimenting collaboration with artists from different genres. You can catch Sivan playing almost every night in various locations in NYC. Tour dates will be released shortly.