After performing throughout Europe with several groups led by French bassist Olivier Gatto alongside pianist Camelia Ben Naceur and legendary drummer Billy Cobham, Inbar went into the studio to record “Time Quartet Project”. Collaborating with Camelia and fellow french band members, the quartet traveled to the foot of the Pyrenees in the south of France. Inspired by the vast French countryside, the CD introduces a very melodic and lyrical Original jazz. It was released on Origin records in 2013 to great reviews and radio plays in the USA.
Inbar Fridman is a jazz guitar player born in Israel. After studying at Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary music, Inbar moved to the USA to pursue a jazz performance bachelor’s degree at William Paterson University in New Jersey. At WPU Inbar Studied with Gene Bertoncini, Harold Mabern, James Williams and John Mosca. While in NYC Inbar performed at Smalls, Fat Cat, 55 bar and Blue note to name a few, alongside renowned musicians such as Aaron Goldberg, Steve Cardenas, Will Vinson, Myron Walden and Harry Whitaker. Moving back to Israel in 2005, she tours regularly throughout Europe and Israel.
“Guitarist Inbar Fridman’s mellow tone and melodic approach makes for a vibrant collection of original jazz.”
JOHN BARRON, The jazzword
“Generating a sound that is ego-less and chamber-like, lyrical, beautiful, and tranquil, underlain by vibrant energy and momentum.”
DAN MCCLENAGHAN, all about jazz
“time quartet project is like a heartbeat: soft yet determined; full of life yet subtle, and above all, rhythmically entrancing. Inbar Fridman’s guitar is delicate and wise beyond her years.”
Esther Berlinga Ryan, something else reviews
“Inbar Fridman a vraiment, j’insiste, un son que beaucoup doivent lui envier, fluide et très personnel, une vision aérienne de la guitare jazz . Un lyrisme contenu, une écoute des autres musiciens indéniable est la marque de fabrique d’Inbar, pour moi une vraie découverte . “
Georges Kiosseff, LA REPUBLIQUE DU JAZZ
“You cannot fit her style to any music time period. A very mature and masterly interpreted album came out with her band.”
Serdar Sirtanadolu, Jazz Degrisi Magazine, May 2015.
“Although all the tunes are originals, after playing the album three or four times, it just seems to grow on you…together they have produced a very modern album with no gimmicks, just great playing.”
JGSWA News Letter #142 –June 2013 , Australia