Announces the Release of Solo Piano Recording – HOPE
Available on Fresh Sound New Talent – February 18, 2022
“This album is dedicated to one of the closest people to me in the whole world, my mother, Dena Taubenhouse, who taught me how to always stay connected to myself and not be afraid to take my own path”
– Yaniv Taubenhouse

Extraordinary times often produces extraordinary art. In the case of pianist Yaniv Taubenhouse, his new solo piano recording, Hope, was created during the onset of the global pandemic, in February 2020, against a backdrop of news about the virus spreading, coupled with anxiety and fear of the unknown, but also a survival instinct laced with hope. Hope (scheduled for release on Fresh Sound New Talent, February 18, 2022) acknowledges the great trials humanity has been through over the past two years, and offers optimism and beauty for today, and for whatever tomorrow may bring. This album speaks volumes of the resiliency, an unrelenting determination to create, and a deftness at improvising (on and off the bandstand), which Taubenhouse, and the jazz community at large, have displayed.

Hope also serves as another testament (this is his sixth album as a leader) to the fact that Taubenhouse is an accomplished trekker in the footsteps of the likes of Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Monk, Oscar Peterson and other piano giants. His educational pedigree is unassailable (having studied extensively with jazz and classical masters and earning a BFA from The New School), and he has been called upon to work with Ronald McClure, Anat Cohen, David Schnitter, Ari Hoenig, Roswell Rudd, Jorge Rossy, Orlando Le Fleming, George Coleman, Peter Bernstein, Ferenc Nemeth, Will Vinson, among many others. Taubenhouse has recorded and released three critically-acclaimed albums in the Moments In Trio series, a co-led album with vocalist Sarah Eden, and his debut trio album, Here From There, and has toured the world many times, performing at prestigious venues and festivals in numerous locales.
Taubenhouse decided to follow up his latest trio recording with a format which enables him to tell you his story as an artist, as a pianist, as a person in this world, intimately, and from his heart. Hope, recorded on a gorgeous sounding Yamaha C7 piano at Knob Hill Studios (located in Northwest Arkansas and run by a dear friend of Taubenhouse, and incredible musician, Darren Novotny), is comprised of twelve “chapters” (original music and works by Kenny Wheeler, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini and Thelonious Monk), programmed to invite the listener deeply into the pianist’s insight, intention and truth. Taubenhouse explains that, “the album is ‘framed’ with a mini suite; Chapter One, Chapter Two, and Chapter Three. Each of the three chapters has its own title but musically there is a direct correlation between them, both harmonically and melodically. The idea of spreading the three chapters throughout the program (tracks 1, 6 & 12) and not placing them one after the other comes out of the desire to present the entire program as a whole, as opposed to individual songs that just happen to appear next to each other on the same record.
Solo piano has been a big part of Taubenhouse’s musical expression since he was a child. To record a solo piano album, you have to consider the entire evolution of the piano and those who developed a massive cannon of work by challenging and pushing the boundaries of the various keyboard instruments over centuries. “Playing solo piano connects me to the history and development of the instrument both musically and pianistically. No matter what style of music, when the piano is heard by itself, it functions as its own ensemble. Solo piano is an intimate and fascinating art form with infinite possibilities, and I am honored to offer you, the listener, Hope,” says Taubnenhouse.

Yaniv Taubenhouse – Piano – Hope
For more information about Taubenhouse’s choice of repertoire, contact Red Cat Publicity

1 – Once Upon A Time-Chapter One 5:45
2 – It’s Alright With Me 5:25
3 – Consolation 4:36
4 – On The Kookoo – For Dave Schnitter 4:25
5 – Conversation 6:00
6 – Earth Guardians-Chapter Two 4:52
7 – Impromptu 3:28
8 – Hope 7:24
9 – Prelude Of The Ozarks 6:22
10 – We See 5:48
11 – Two For The Road 5:20
12 – Finale-Chapter Three 6:04
All tracks composed by Yaniv Taubenhouse (ASCAP) except #2 by Cole Porter, #3 by Kenny Wheeler, #10 by Thelonious Monk, and #11 by Henry Mancini. All tracks arranged by Yaniv Taubenhouse (ASCAP)
Recorded by Darren Novotny at Knob Hill Studios, Arkansas, February 25th, 2020, Mixed and mastered by Darren Novotny at Knob Hill Studios.
Photos by Attilio Gagliardi, Graphic Design by R. Ross
Produced by Yaniv Taubenhouse, Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

What the critics are saying:
“Rarely and only once or twice in a lifetime do you get to hear a musician and a pianist who is as sensitive as Taubenhouse to the voice of the heart, the breadth of human emotion and its relationship with the whisper of nature, and its roar as well.” – Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama

“ . . . a restless sense of wonder on his own tunes, and a beautiful feel for the standards. And he's got crack trio-mates on board. He seems to know where he's going: where the music takes him." – Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
“ . . . above all, a seductive pianist. He pursues lavish beauty unashamedly. For him, technical elements serve emotional, spiritual, and atmospheric purposes . . . Taubenhouse can cast a spell like Abdullah Ibrahim, but his energy is edgier . . . Remember his name. His present is intriguing. His future could be more so.”
– Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes Magazine
“. . . it is clear he already has great command of the instrument — not to mention all sorts of original musical ideas.”
– Jon W. Poses, The Columbia Daily Tribune
“There’s always something sparkling and inventive here to delight the ears and heart.” – Mordecai Specktor, American Jewish World
“the pianist's elegant musings evolve like a lived-in winter's day.”
– Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz
“There is something patently studious and precise about Taubenhouse’s delivery, but also an eagerness to let fly, while his tender touch adds alluring gentleness to the proceedings . . .” – Barry Davis, The Jerusalem Post

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