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I Am I Am
When My Lady Sings The Blues
Down By The River
Stay With Me
Close of the Day
Nostalgia On My Mind (audio)
INBLOOM was established by guitarist and vocalist Frank O.Z. and composer and pianist Tal Babitsky, fulfilling their long-standing dream of creating a Rhythm & Blues band, playing original songs in the best traditions of the genre.
“For me, Rhythm & Blues is something integral. It is an exciting mixture of different elements; the eclecticism of jazz, blues, soul and rock, aggressiveness, rhythm and gentleness”, – says Frank O.Z., “I want to share with the audience what music ‘preaches’ – the sense of freedom, of joy, the birth of something new and unexpected connections in melodies and lyrics.”
Frank O.Z. arrived to Israel two years ago, earning his living mounting elevators in buildings, while rehearsing his music by night. No stranger to living two seemingly polar opposite lives, in his native Ukraine, he simultaneously studied classical guitar and Greco-Roman wrestling. At 14, he continued to pursue music – but this time by himself, beginning to shape his own musical “voice”. University followed, where he received a teaching diploma for English and German language studies. Meanwhile, he performed in bars and clubs, in many cities. The story of a true bluesman.
Eventually, Frank O.Z. moved to Israel, where he found – in the village Beit Hashmonai – the descendants of his family with whom the connection was lost during the Second World War. And then it started, hard physical work by day in tandem with a search for like-minded musicians and rehearsals by night.
What followed was the International Blues Challenge. Almost every country worldwide has a branch of the International Blues Association, including Israel – Israel Blues Society. These national societies conduct competitions to find the best group of the country and send the winner to represent them at an international competition – International Blues Challenge – held in Memphis in the United States. Frank O.Z. created The PapaBlues band just one month before the competition, but went on to win first place and consequently flew to Memphis to represent Israel at the prestigious competition.
Upon return from the US, Frank O.Z. met pianist and composer Tal Babitzky and together they created INBLOOM, as we know it today, playing their own style of Rhythm & Blues – a mix of jazz, blues, gospel, soul, pop and funk.
Tal Babitsky, a virtuoso pianist, studied piano since childhood, from classical to contemporary music. Developing his own manner and style, he began to compose music for movies, theater, television, for performers and poets. To date, Tal has released six albums of original music, which can be heard on dozens of radio stations around the world as well as on the National Geographic Channel. His music can be described as mainstream, but with a deep grounding in Jazz and impressive skilled use of instruments. It is often said that Tal Babitsky is able to “talk” with his piano, to convey the hidden magic hidden of music, to captivate the audience in the depths of Rhythm & Blues.
The music of INBLOOM has a spiritual attraction – a living force, energy, emotion, melody, sophistication. INBLOOM can now be seen performing all over Israel in venues such as “Zappa”, Havana Club, Shablul Jazz, Tel-Aviv Blues & Jazz festival and many other of the best clubs and concert venues of Israel.