Ehud Asherie

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Ehud Asherie
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Ehud Asherie in Detroit Jazz Festival 2015
Background information
Born1979 (age 40–41)
Israel
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano, Hammond organ
Years active2000s–present
LabelsPosi-Tone, Arbors

Ehud Asherie (born 1979) is a jazz pianist and organist.

Early life[edit]

Asherie was born in Israel in 1979.[1] He moved with his family to Italy at the age of three,[1] where he attended the Sir James Henderson School, now The British School of Milan,[2] and then to the United States when he was nine.[1] As a teenager in New York, he visited Smalls Jazz Club, and took lessons from Frank Hewitt, a pianist who often played there.[1] Asherie first played at Smalls when he was a high school sophomore.[3]

Later life and career[edit]

Asherie played Hammond organ on his 2010 quartet release, Organic.[4] He recorded his first solo piano album, Welcome to New York, in 2010.[5][6]

Playing style[edit]

AllMusic's Ken Dryden commented on Asherie's Welcome to New York that "on his earlier CDs he mixed bop, swing, and standards with an occasional taste of stride, but for these solo piano sessions, he focuses more on stride and standards".[5]

Discography[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
2007 Lockout Posi-Tone Quintet, with Grant Stewart (tenor sax), Ryan Kisor (trumpet), Joel Forbes (bass), Phil Stewart (drums)
2007 Swing Set Posi-Tone Trio, with Neal Miner (bass), Phil Stewart (drums)
2007 Organic Posi-Tone Quartet, with Dmitri Baevsky (sax), Peter Bernstein (guitar), Phil Stewart (drums); released 2010[7]
2009 Modern Life Posi-Tone Quartet, with Harry Allen (tenor sax), Joel Forbes (bass), Chuck Riggs (drums); released 2010[7]
2010 Welcome to New York Arbors Solo piano
2012* Upper West Side Posi-Tone Duo, with Harry Allen (tenor sax)
2013* Lower East Side Posi-Tone Duo, with Harry Allen (tenor sax)
2016 The Late Set Anzic Duo, with Hilary Gardner (vocals)
2019* Wild Man Blues Capri Trio, with Peter Washington (bass), Rodney Green (drums)[8]

As sideman[edit]

Year recorded Leader Title Label
2014* Bryan Shaw The Bluebird of Happiness Arbors
2014* Hilary Gardner The Great City Anzic
2014* Harry Allen For George, Cole and Duke

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Reney, Tom (February 8, 2012) "Is Ehud Asherie in Town?". JazzTimes.
  2. ^ "Flash News - Updates on fellow alumni of SJHS" (PDF). Sir James Henderson School. Sir James Henderson School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-16.
  3. ^ Sinnreich, Aram (January 16, 2000) "Where the Solos Last till Dawn". The New York Times. p. CY1.
  4. ^ Tannenbaum, Perry (May 2011) "Ehud Asherie – Organic". JazzTimes
  5. ^ a b Dryden, Ken "Ehud Asherie – Welcome to New York". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  6. ^ Tannenbaum, Perry (May 2011) "Ehud Asherie – Welcome to New York". JazzTimes.
  7. ^ a b Bruce, Lindsay (December 6, 2010). "Ehud Asherie: Organic". AllAboutJazz. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Kassel, Matthew (June 2019). "Ehud Asherie Trio: Wild Man Blues". DownBeat. Vol. 86 no. 6. p. 77.