Shai Maestro interview: "Jazz is a flexible music, everything's open to interpretation and change"

John Fordham
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Pianist Shai Maestro was catapulted to international renown in the mid 2000s when fellow Israeli and bass star Avishai Cohen talent-spotted him for his power Trio with Mark Guiliana. He's since forged his own solo path and now releases his striking new album, Human, his second outing for ECM and first with his new Quartet. John Fordham discovers how it reflects Maestro’s ever-deepening artistic vision

Shai Maestro [photo: Gabriel Baharlia]
Shai Maestro [photo: Gabriel Baharlia]

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