Israeli bassist and composer Adi Meyerson left her home five years ago, like so many others before her, to see if she could make a name for herself on the big stage that is New York City. Having now earned her degree from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Meyerson is set to make her recording debut tomorrow, June 5th, with Where We Stand, a nine-track opus drawing inspiration from Meyerson’s’ five years living in the Big Apple.
Although difficult to pinpoint specific experiences that inspired these compositions, Meyerson knows that every day and every encounter somehow found its way into the music. “Music is a way of telling one’s life story and that’s what I try to do every time I play and compose.”
Joining Meyerson on this endeavor are special guest vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza as well as stalwart tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Mike King and drummer Kush Abadey. While Meyerson appreciates the strong, lyrical and energetic frontline of Freddie Hendrix and Joel Frahm, she also admiringly acknowledges both the sensitivity and fire that Kush Abadey and Mike King contribute to the rhythm section. Special guest Camila Meza adds a distinctive flair that brings this ensemble together. While the accomplished vocalist delivers the title track with sincere emotion and dynamic, Meza also exhibits her versatility and elegance on “Little Firefly”, which you can stream below. Upon hearing Meza over three years ago, Meyerson immediately knew she was the perfect person to sing the track. “I could really hear her singing it. The tone of her voice is so beautiful and unique, with a little bit of that darkness I was looking for for that song.”
Stream “Little Firefly” the new single by bassist and composer Adi Meyerson featuring Camila Meza. Meyerson’s debut album Where We Stand drops tomorrow.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.