Israeli-Canadian pianist creates songs in the off-key of life
Ahead of his appearance at the Piano Festival in Tel Aviv, pianist and singer-songwriter Assaf Shatil reveals where his unique combination of jazz and grunge comes from.
There are a lot of albums that fail to surprise the listener even once. "Pine," the new album from pianist-singer Assaf Shatil, includes two surprises in its first 30 seconds. The first surprise can be heard after 10 seconds, when Shatil's piano enters and begins to paint the musical canvas in a deep blue-gray. This is not the accepted sound of a piano in a pop song but a...
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