-On tour in May opening for Steely Dan
-Publicity by Michael Bloom
Over 75 national & international press contacts serviced; Service to CMJ and Jazzweek reporting stations & 125 others; Service print & internet jazz magazines including Downbeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz & Cadence; Service syndicated and satellite programs (NPR, Sirius, DMX, Music Choice, etc...)
Concerts at colleges in the mid-west.
Besides showcasing organist Sam Yahel's talents as a composer, "Truth And Beauty" highlights the easy rapport Sam, saxophonist Joshua Redman and drummer Brian Blade have developed over the last six years. Compositions by Paul Simon, Ornette Coleman and Gilberto Gil round out the project beautifully, helping to expand the frontiers of the classic organ trio. Yahel has played and/or recorded with Benny Golson, Maceo Parker, Lou Donaldson, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Joe Lovano and many others. He performed and was a producer on Joshua Redman's Grammy nominated recording "Momentum." He has three recordings out as a leader and recently won Downbeat's poll of "Rising Star" on the organ for the third straight year.