Itai Kriss & Telavana | All Aboard Vol. 1 Departures | June 5, 2024

Release: June 5, 2024

Itai Kriss, a Grammy nominated artist praised by Jazzwax as “one of the most exciting new flutist-composers” on the scene, commands a variety of musical genres with an eclectic style infused with Jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern sounds. 

The third release from his multi-cultural ensemble Telavana celebrates the joy of travel while taking listeners on a musical journey from Morocco to Senegal, Egypt to Paris, all the way to the Caribbean isles and New York City.

‘All Aboard Vol. 1 Departures’ is set to release on June 5th on Avenue K Records.

In Kriss’ own words, “All Aboard is an album about travel and journeys, both physical and spiritual. Traveling to new places is one of the best ways for us to expand our horizons, to expose ourselves to points of view and ways of being other than our own and to experience reality through a different prism.”

With the flutist’s intricate, skillfully woven compositions in the spotlight, each piece combines captivating melodic ideas and rich percussion infused grooves from around the world, thoughtfully arranged across the airtight seven piece ensemble. 

Agadir is a Gnawa-infused tune dedicated to the sounds of Morocco, Night Vision begins with a Brazilian baiao rhythm but quickly turns towards the Caribbean, Beach Song is a celebration of Middle Eastern roots with lyrics in Hebrew, Flânerie Brumeuse takes us on a moody misty stroll through the streets of Paris, Dakar is inspired by  the incredible rhythms of Senegal, Prendido goes on an Afro-Cuban-Jazz-tinged romp through the streets of Havana and Seventh Life evokes the pleasures of driving down a California coastal highway.

Line up

Itai Kriss | Flute, Vocals
Wayne Tucker 
| Trumpet, Flugelhorn 
Ahmed Alom-Vega 
| Piano
Tamir Shmerling 
| Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals
Dan Aran 
| Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Samuel Torres 
| Congas, Percussion
Special Guest: Amos Hoffman 
| Oud (Tracks 1 & 3), Electric Guitar (Tracks 5 & 7)

Track Listing

Night Vision
Beach Song
Flânerie Brumeuse
Seventh Life