Albert Beger, the Israeli contemporary jazz saxophonist and composer, is also an environmental activist. He led a successful civilian rebellion against one of the biggest Israeli tycoons that threatened to build a gas ranch on the beach where Albert lives, and by that risking many people’s lives.
Albert also maintains a habit of cleaning the beach where he lives, from garbage left by people, and raise his kids on these values.
In 2008, Albert released big Mother, an album that is dedicated to ecology and the danger that planet earth is in.
Big Mother was a project created out of great pain. The pain of seeing our planet, our one big home, destroyed on a daily basis by mankind with its ongoing, day by day ecological crimes.
Big Mother is a cry for help, to wake up humanity, and to raise awareness that if we’d carry on like this, our home will be destroyed.
The band playing in this album features piano, for the first time in Albert’s records, played by Aviran Ben Naim along with long time collaborators Gabriel Meir (Bass) and Yoav Zohar (Drums).
The quartet sound is more focused and perhaps more determined to suggest a belief in the power of music to inspire us to heal the ailing Big Mother. Highly recommended (All About Jazz)
released January 1, 2008
Albert Beger - Saxophones
Aviran Ben Naim - Piano
Gabriel Meir - Bass
Yoav Zohar - Drums