7th January 2022
The young Jerusalem-based pianist makes his bold debut on Ubuntu Music, with a sextet of equally bright up-and-comers and solid original tunes.
In his Debut Album 'Waking the Heart’, Nadav is exposing a variety of influences from Straight Ahead Jazz to North African Rhythms, and Afro Cuban music, influenced by his musical journey to Cuba. The album features some of the best Israeli Jazz musicians including Itamar Borochov on Trumpet, Yuval Drabkin on Tenor Sax, Omri Bar Giora on Guitar, Oz Yehiely on Bass, Shai Yuval on Drums and Nadav Berkovits on Piano.
Nadav on the album: "For me ‘Waking the Heart’ was a spiritual journey started back in 2018 when I traveled to Cuba where I was exposed to a new world of culture and music. This experience led me to an inner search and compose my own music. Some of the tunes were written in Havana and some of them in India, Sinai (Egypt), and Jerusalem. In 2020 when covid-19 started and everything stopped I had the opportunity to get in the studio with some of my best friends and best musicians around.
I really hope it will inspire you.
Yours Truly, Nadav"