Matan Klein
Matan Klein

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MATTAN

KLEIN

"Mattan Klein, flutist and composer presented with his quartet his latest album, “The Long Run” released on the London label, Ubuntu Music earlier this year. The musician born in Jerusalem, a student of the Rubin Academy and Berklee College in Boston is inspired, like a large part of the Israeli scene, by the different cultural origins of his country, as well as the United States, the cradle of jazz, and Latin America, particularly Brazil, where some of his masters are Hermeto Pascoal, among others, or Chick Corea, whose tributes he paid with an emotion that the audience welcomed with undisguised enthusiasm.

 

Mattan Klein is also a renowned teacher. He claims this role of transmission with vigor. His students over the years have become his jazz mates like the excellent young pianist Toki Stern.  To note also the performance of the excellent Yoran Oron on bass.

 

The writing is melodically and rhythmically rich. The quartet of talented musicians is tight and coherent. Mattan Klein, with his quiet virtuosity, leads the way with elegance. A magnificent discovery. An invitation, a suggestion addressed to the programmers of the festivals and the jazz halls of the hexagon. The atmosphere is charged with love and benevolence. The public smiles"

- Jacques Pauper, Couleurs Jazz, Paris

"Klein’s flute-playing is a particularly fantastic fit for his brand of Israeli-Brazilian music which finds the instrument sounding increasingly contemporary, especially when paired with his virtuosic improvisation."

- Nicky Schrire, London Jazz Review

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