AVISHAI COHEN (trumpet)
YONATAN AVISHAI (piano)
OMER AVITAL (bass)
DANIEL FREEDMAN (drums)

"This band is killer. The songs on Sketch of Tel-Aviv are timeless"
New York Times

“Forget what you thought about jazz…Never in my life have I seen so many people moving to the sounds of such complicated melodies and harmonies. When the music is created on stage, there is no choice but to listen, shake your ass and notice how your stupid smile is getting bigger and bigger every second.” – Time Out Tel Aviv

“Whomever expected world music in its soft definition made a big mistake,” wrote the Israeli daily paper, Ma’ariv, during Third World Love’s recent sold-out tour of Israel, Spain and France. “The music sailed intensively in a universal space with influences of Monk, Jazz Messengers, Latino, Jewish Klezmer and Mingus style Tijuana beats, funk and dub...”

On November 7, 2007, Third World Love will release New Blues (Anzic Records), an organic combination of different compositional forms that blends Jazz, African, and Middle Eastern music. The quartet’s previous three albums, Sketch of Tel Aviv (Small's Records),Avanim and Third World Love Songs (Fresh Sound) are commercial successes in Israel, the birthplace of three of Third World Love’s members.

Third World Love began in 2002 in Barcelona for a one-time tour that instantly developed into a unique brotherhood, co-led by the “strikingly talented” (Entertainment Weekly) Omer Avital on bass, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, a “gifted improviser whose “nu-bop asthetic glances around the globe to see what rhythms can be added to the formula,” (Village Voice), Daniel Freedman, whose “drumming retains a sumptuous authenticity, as if he learned everything from the dusty street of some South American or African urban center” (Modern Drummer), and pianist Yonatan Avishai, who has been hailed by the Israeli magazine Ha’ir as a “genius pure and simple.”

Stay tuned for New Blues, 3WL's new release, available in the US in March 2008