“Broken Lines” is an original album by Sivan Arbel, a new young Jazz artist. This CD features all of the singer’s original compositions including her first song which was written in Israel where she was born and raised. Sivan continued composing as she began her travels, first in
Dublin as a University student and more recently in New York City where she has been living since 2014. Enriched by her journeys, this musical project “Broken Lines" has a fresh sound inspired by the people Sivan encountered, her experiences, and impressions. Accompanied by a group of international friends, the tracks carry a contemporary and soulful sound of Sivan's singing and improvisation, rhythmic games that carries the harmony with Sivan's three horn arrangements in the compositions.
A unique and intelligent singer and composer, she concentrates on the detail of making every note and lyric meaningful. In Sivan’s passage, she encountered too often singers being perceived less valuable than musicians. It is this state of mind that motivated Sivan to improvise like the instrumentalists and take full command of the musical process – every detail of every word and note.
The making of this album is another step in Sivan's journey. This debut CD personifies the organic way the singer writes her music and lyrics. Sivan chose “Broken Lines” as the title song of this new CD because it represents the way that she shapes her songs. Like a meandering broken line, her music develops and travels through different forums as she allows the music to flow through her. Sivan strives to be true to herself as a person and artist as a soloist and also when she collaborates with her fellow musicians.
released June 1, 2016
Sivan Arbel - voice and compositions
Shai Portugaly - piano
Nadav Shapira - bass
Yogev Gabay - drums
Ron Warburg - trumpet
Jack Sheehan - alto Saxophone
Ori Jacobson - tenor Saxophone
Featuring: Caleb Mason, Seth Weaver and Ben Tiberio – vocals (track 7)
Recorded at The Record Company MA
Sound engineer: Roy Boukris
Recorded boys singing by Ariel Shafir, NYC
Mixed and voice recorded by Ziv Shalev, NYC
Produced by Ziv Shalev and Sivan Arbel
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California - U.S.A
Artistic Director and photographer: Adam Vazquaz
Graphic Designer: Kim Goldberg