Episode 15 - Omer Ashano
Apr 13th, 2019 by jazzviolin
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This episode is sponsored by Ithaca Strings.
Ithaca Strings IS Eric Aceto, a luthier, violinist and producer of the ISI dual pickup system. This system is by far the best and most honest sounding violin pickup system on the market right now! It blends an Electret microphone with a bridge pickup, both attaching to a stereo jack out under the chin rest. This means you get the solid sound of the pick up blended with the sweeter sound of the Electret mic without heavy cables attached to your instrument. Eric also makes amazing instruments and has made both pickups and violins for Jean Luc Ponty, Zach Brock, Matt Glaser and many other amazing musicians.
Omer Ashano is a Israeli violinist based in New York. He has his own unique style, taking influence from Didier Lockwood, post-bop and music from Africa. He has a great sense of sound and rhythm and his tone is amazing! We chatted over skype, sorry for any glitches in the audio we did have some technical issues but overall a good sound anyway.
The music at the beginning of the episode is Omers original tune 'Pnima' and 'Limehouse Blues from a recent recording of Omer on Denis Pol's new album 'New York'
The music art the end is 'Whisper Not' by Benny Golson, recorded by my band Latchepen.