Rea Bar-Ness Trio
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"review "Remember & Forget""

"this exceedingly wonderful debut album (recorded 2005) by
drummer/composer Rea Bar-Ness is so good that i (with so many years of
jazz behind my ears) could not believe i was listening to an album by
young israeli jazz musicians when i heard it for the first time.."
Jazzis web shop - Jazzis web shop

"Rea Bar Ness "Remember & Forget""

"Rea Bar-Ness is a musician, composer and drummer, full fledged artist
which leads his ensemble with vision and strength ..." Sunderin Ben
David, Jerusalem Post - Sunderin Ben David Jerusalem Post

"Rea Bar Ness"

"Rea Bar-Ness is an example of a fresh and exciting composer leading a
band from the drum chair ..i expect wonders to come.." Avishai Cohen
Bass player - Avishai Cohen -Bass Player

"Rea Bar Ness @ Kamelot Tel-Aviv"

"forget what you know about drummers when you come to hear won't hear Bar-Ness playing "just" swing during his
performance and you won't hear him playing by a known method. his
playing is "large" and most of all unique ... Bar-Ness illuminates and
creates a big event while his on stage. he's a great player. all this
is even before we talk about his compositions...." A Jazz Blog By Yair
Shpiegel - Yair shpiegel


Rea Bar-Ness "Remember & Forget" (first album 2006)
Rea Bar-Ness "Life Under A Tree" (second album 2012) coming out next summer



Born in 1973, and raised in Moshav Bitzaron, Israel, his father came from Bulgarian descent and his mother, from Czechoslovakian descent. At the age of 15 he started his musical career, playing percussion instruments in classical music.

During the years, he played the Timpani drum and different kinds of percussion instruments in Israeli and international orchestras and projects such as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of the illustrious conductors Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta, Kent Negano etc.

In 1994 he studied at the Danish Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, under Bent Lylloff.

In 1995 he moved to Berlin where he studied with Professor Reiner Seegers, the first Timpani player of Berlin.

After living seven years in Berlin, he moved to New York in 2001 where he was exposed to Afro-Cuban music and jazz.

During these years Rea began to write music that was greatly influenced by the different circles in his life; beginning with Bedouin music that he heard from local Bedouin while growing up on his father's farm, incorporating the Sephardic Jewish music in his grandfather's house, adding Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner who were dominant influences during his stay in Germany. Ever since then, jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus and John Coltrane have become additional milestones in his musical life and compositions, evident till today.

Diving in to the world of jazz, he produced his first record in 2006 called "Remember and Forget" with his friends: Omer Avital- bass, Avishai Cohen- trumpet, Asaf Yuria- saxophone and Amos Hoffman- guitar and oud.

This album is a mixture of melodies based on classical and Hebrew music with great spontaneous experiential influences which characterize the spirit of the new era that he has entered.

Rea continues to perform in Israel and all over the world with symphony orchestras and wonderful jazz artists such as Avishai Cohen- contrabass and Amos Hoffman - guitar and oud. He performs his own original materials in Tel Aviv Jazz clubs and at the International Jazz Festival in Eilat.

In his new album "Life under a Tree" that has just come out, he sings and plays drums and percussion, accompanied by: Shai Hamani- bass guitar, Hod Mushonov- keyboard, Amos Hoffman- oud and Eden Ladin- piano.

In "Life Under a Tree" Rea's new interpretation of jazz music can be felt with greater emphasis and influences of old Hebrew texts and melodies while maintaining the style and musical personality he developed over the years.

With his new album and with previous materials, Rea plans to make a world tour and share with people, through his music, the wide range of characteristic influences including the complexity and the cultural richness of the Israeli being.