Albare. Only Human

Both the album's title and cover design featuring portraits of people of different races and nationalities spell out the message of its author, Albert Dadon (Albare), an Australian guitarist and composer, who was born in Morocco, raised in Israel and France, and at age 27 moved to Australia: We are all different and unlike one another. The world is enormous and diverse, and each inhabitant of the planet is interesting and worthy of respect.

In Australia, Albare is a prominent figure on the local jazz scene, not only as a musician but also as an entrepreneur.

He is the founder and long-time chairman of the Melbourne Jazz Festival. In 2008, he was awarded the Order of Australia for his service to the arts.

Nevertheless, his broad range of activities has not prevented Albare from pursuing his own artistic agenda. He recorded Only Human with an international lineup. His quartet includes pianist Axel Tosca Laugart and bassist Yunior Terry, both of Cuban background, as well as Venezuelan drummer Pablo Bencid. The musicians live mainly in New York. On one track, Laugart is replaced on the keyboard by Italian pianist Phil Turcio, Albert's long-standing partner in many musical projects.

The album offers a diversity of styles — an easy listening version of fusion/smooth jazz.

However, according to Albare, the album's goal lies elsewhere. This album is a bright musical triumph in honor of the common ground that makes us all human, he writes.



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