Trying to put the award-winning israelian singer and composer Efrat Alony’s music in a box is a task destined to fail. Her ability to compose and sing in-between the musical genres, in her exceptional unique style, is what makes her stand out and shine.
Hollywood isn’t calling – new wind, new horizon
With yet another twist in the tale, Alony’s new project Hollywood isn’t calling is no longer escaping reality into comforting fantasy worlds but is willing to stare at it, at face value, while insisting on finding a way to way through it all with a smile. Hollywood isn’t’ calling is setting the scene with two main characters, sitting at a table across each-other, the one – Humor, and the other – Depth. These two strangers, a rare pair, are both moving uncomfortably on their sit, sizing each-other up, searching for clues. Depth is inwardly roving, far and wide, while Humor vigorously sweeps in, with disarming tales, of pirouetting elephants, dancing in white wine or swaying blue giraffes, whispering quirky tales that make you laugh. Unafraid, they realize that their own reflection is not much different from the strangers opposite them. This unusual exchange brings about a fresh lightness, that allows Alony’s captivating poetry to soar, creating a magical vessel, through which the wonders of Alony’s fabulous instrument unfold. A strong, soulful voice, its waste depth, almost haunts you.
A marvelous shapeshifting being that slips in and out of different characters and emotions.
Through her wide range of emotions, with razor sharp lyrics with a strong social commentary on one hand or with heartbreaking vulnerability on the other, she allures us to unexpected, unknown avenues, and we — the listeners – follow blindly – we’re allowed a peek into the mystery, its most powerful and most frail moments.
Accompanied by a strong Trio, set from the crème de la crème of the contemporary German jazz scene: Frank Wingold (guitar), Henning Sieverts (bass) and Heinrich Koebberling (drums) the Story-telling skills and inquiring musical mind of each of the musicians unfurl. Together, they undertake a fantastical Journey, through unexpected hidden doorways, portraying the HERE and NOW — a cutting-edge version of modern jazz.