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No World Between Us

by Noa Fort

A fresh voice in the creative music scene, Fort's original songs describe a personal journey of the current day and are full of lush harmonies and intriguing melodies.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Now Is Our Time
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2. Traveling (In Time and Space)
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3. Variations on Longing
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4. Mirrors
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5. Unwritten Signs
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6. Empty Space (Halal Paur - חלל פעור)
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7. Winter Requiem
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8. No World Between Us
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9. The Guest House
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10. Just Wait
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Israeli born vocalist, pianist, songwriter, improviser, painter of sounds Noa Fort was recently regarded as “one of New York’s more interesting and original artists” (New York Music Daily). She draws inspiration from different musical worlds, integrating her background of classical and jazz piano, jazz singing, and free improvisation into her original music.

Fort has sang and played the piano from an early age; she started taking classical piano classes at age 5 and cannot remember a time when she did not sing. However, her life journey took her to other places (she earned her first bachelor degree in Biology, and researching birds in the Israeli desert is one of her most favorite moments out of that experience). Yet she knew that music was her true passion. It wasn’t until she travelled to India for a year, taking private lessons in tabla and playing with traveling musicians like her, that she decided to pursue this passion professionally. Upon her return to Israel she started her studies in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, both as a vocalist and a pianist. She started performing with various bands and projects in Israel and quickly gained a name as a versatile pianist/keyboardist/vocalist. She also led the Noa Fort Quintet which played her original compositions, written in her last year in the academy. She graduated in 2012 and moved to New York in 2013.

Since her arrival in New York in 2013, she has played in numerous venues such as The Stone, Cornelia Street Café, Roulette, Rockwood Music Hall, Spectrum, Pete’s Candy Store. She has collaborated and played with greats such as William Parker, Okkyung Lee, Rene Hart, Anat Fort. She recently participated in the Banff Jazz and Creative music workshop under the leadership of Vijay Iyer. Fort also holds an MA in music therapy from NYU; she uses music in her work with youth at risk, adults with developmental disabilities and people who suffer from mental illnesses and believes in the power of music to heal.

No World Between Us is Fort’s first release as a bandleader. The album is comprised of ten original songs, written, composed and arranged by Fort for a piano+voice trio, as well as a poem by Rumi that was composed by Noa and arranged by the band. A guest trumpet appears on three songs. The songs describe a personal journey of the current day; dealing with themes such as ‘being in the moment’, self-acceptance and appreciation, expectations society has on us and how we choose to deal with them, as well as songs about love and heartbreak. The band has been playing in NYC and performing these songs for some time before going into the studio. On the recording, Fort aimed to capture the feel of a live show; the recordings took place over two days in Tedesco studio, and Fort was singing and playing at the same time with no vocal overdubs, giving the performances a more natural and personal sound of connection between the artist, the songs and her instrument, along with the band interaction as a unit for a cohesive sound.

Noa Fort - voice, piano
Zack Lober - bass, voice (track 10)
Ronen Itzik - drums, voice (track 10)
Josh Deutsch - trumpet (track 8, 9, 10)
Tal Gur - voice (track 10)

All songs by Noa Fort except The guest house (lyrics by Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks)

Produced by Noa Fort
Co-produced by Tal Gur and Brian Montgomery
Recorded August 2015 by Tom Tedesco, Tedesco studios, NJ
Trumpet recorded October 2017 by Alex Haley, NY
Mixed by Brian Montgomery
Mastered by Michael Perez-Cisneros
Photography by Christian Carroll
Cover design by Alona Weiss



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