Omer Avital http://wrti.org en Omer Avital's Band Of The East: Live From 92Y Tribeca http://wrti.org/post/omer-avitals-band-east-live-92y-tribeca Bassist Omer Avital came from Israel to New York in the early '90s and found himself among the top tier of straight-ahead modern jazz performers. The time in the big city led him to re-investigate his roots — his parents are from the Arab-speaking world — and in 2002, he returned to Israel to study traditional music and oud. Since returning, he's remained a monster bass player, but has also integrated his Middle Eastern musical interests into his composing. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:18:00 +0000 NPR Music 4687 at http://wrti.org Omer Avital's Band Of The East: Live From 92Y Tribeca