My 90s Summer (Digipack)
  • Yuval Amihai
    Yuval Amihai
  • David Kikoski
    David Kikoski
  • Jeremy Dutton
    Jeremy Dutton
  • Eric Wheeler
    Eric Wheeler

Yuval Amihai

My 90s Summer (Digipack)

Fresh Sound 5100 Series

Yuval Amihai (g), David Kikoski (Fender Rhodes, p), Eric Wheeler (b), Jeremy Dutton (d), Itai Kriss (fl), Julieta Eugenio (ts), Wayne Tucker (tp)

Reference: FSRCD 5121

Bar code: 8427328651219

Dear listener,

This is my most personal work to date. I grew up in the south of Israel, in a small town located in the Negev Desert. Following my passion for jazz, I regularly traveled long distances to Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural hub, seeking to learn from the country’s top teachers and performers, attending concerts, and playing in many of the city’s venues with local bands I formed along the way. At the end of each summer, I would travel even further to attend Israel's biggest international jazz festival in the distant city of Eilat. All I wanted was to absorb everything I could about this music.

The music eventually led me to travel from my home country first by moving to Paris, France, and eventually to the jazz capital of the world New York City.

This album, which is the fruit of my second collaboration with Fresh Sound Records (after “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ but the Blues” released in 2018), is a collection of 8 original compositions. I wrote these songs as I traveled between places, but never recorded them before. They reflect the diversity of cultures, places, sounds, and people that I had encountered over the years, in the various stations of my life.

And it all began in My 90s Summer.

Special thanks to Jordi Pujol of Fresh Sound Records, and to my partner in life Elza Rechtman for always believing in me and supporting my musical journey all along the way.

And most importantly - thank you, dear listener, for choosing to join me on this journey. I am happy for you to be part of it, I hope you will enjoy the ride.

—Yuval Amihai


01. My 90s Summer 6:11
02. MEDB (Middle Eastern Desert Blues) 6:50
03. Gwen's Groove 5:18
04. Song for Sacha 6:27
05. Smiles 8:14
06. Yitgaber 6:21
07. Coming Through 6:52
08. Saturday Afternoon 6:02

Album details

All songs composed and arranged by Yuval Amihai

Yuval Amihai (guitar), David Kikoski (Fender Rhodes, piano), Eric Wheeler (bass), Jeremy Dutton (drums). Guests: Itai Kriss (flute on #1,2 & 6), Julieta Eugenio (tenor sax on #1,6), Wayne Tucker (trumpet on #2 & 6).
Recorded at Big Orange Sheep Studios, Brooklyn, New York, June 24, 2021

Sound engineer: Chris Benham
Mixed and Mastered by Katsuhiko Naito
Photos by Gulnara Khamatova
liner notes by Yuval Amihai

Produced by Yuval Amihai
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

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