"Eddy Khaimovich, award-winning Israeli bassist living in New York, who is the Hot House Jazz Magazine Best Bassist of the Year 2014 and an honorable recipient of multiple America-Israel Cultural Foundation grants, is fluent in the universal languages of jazz, world, classical, commercial & contemporary music and his impressive solo facility marks him as a formidable and thoughtful improviser. He organically blends all his musical backgrounds into his own wholly unique statement."
Jazz Times and Jazziz;
“JACO: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius"
(Bestseller, Backbeat Books)
“Throughout the disc [Andarta, 2008, Origin Records], the bassist spends ample time in the upper-register, especially during solos, evoking the virtuosity of players like Eddie Gomez and Gary Peacock. What's most impressive, however, is Khaimovich's solid feel and unrelenting momentum, maintaining an energetic flow from start to finish."
All About Jazz
"One of the highlights of this disc [Andarta, 2008, Origin Records] is the superb capturing of Khaimovich's Eddie Gomez-influenced bass. His multiple solos are magnificent, as is his driving supportive groundwork throughout."
Birney K. Brown,
"...and Khaimovich pumps out the first of many bass solos beyond the standard for quartet recordings. The album [Andarta, 2008, Origin Records] closes with a sweeping piece [Andarta, title track by Khaimovich], a dramatic tune with charging chords and stunning soloing."
All Music Guide
"The production values were very wisely chosen by having the superlative bass playing to the forefront. The arrangements of the two standards are unique, there's a fine post-bop effort and the leader [Khaimovich] is an excellent Jazzman."
Birney K. Brown,
"...[Eddy] Khaimovich's virtuosic bass solo."
All About Jazz magazine
“…the default line-up of the band, with Eddy Khaimovich on bass… The journey continues with “The Spinning Top Stood Still", where guitar and bass [Eddy Khaimovich] get a chance to show their virtuosity as a soloist."
Michael’s Jazz Blog
“...mysterious by comparison, “The Spinning Top Stood Still" draws the listener in with sinuous melodies, a compelling alto turn by the leader, and energized solos by guitar and bass [Khaimovich] — lots of activity packed into four minutes."
Manhattan Daylight Media
"The piano dances and tinkles down the scales and the sax and bass [Khaimovich] react. Magic. The pairing of alto sax and piano, along with the backing of the bass [Khaimovich] and the drums, is both timely and divinely inspired."
Eddy Khaimovich is an Israeli award-winning bassist extraordinaire, composer, producer and educator living in New York. He has recently received the prestigious Hot House Jazz Magazine Award 2014 in bass category (Best Bassist 2014), becoming best bassist of the year according to Hot House Jazz Magazine readers poll. He has recorded his first album featuring multi Grammy-award winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove to raving acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Since moving to New York in 2001 to attend the prestigious Manhattan School of Music on full scholarship, Eddy’s facility and agile command of the instrument as well, as warm, deep tone and unique musical voice have earned him a solid reputation on New York music scene in Jazz, Classical, World and Commercial music worlds. A long time recipient of the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation grants, he has played and/or recorded with world renowned musicians including Jazz, Commercial and World music greats, such as multiple Grammy-award winner Roy Hargrove, multiple Grammy-award winner Gloria Estefan, Latin Grammy-award winner Fernando Otero, Grammy-award winner Yolanda Adams, James Moody, Paquito D’Rivera, Fred Hersch, Benito Gonzales, Francisco Mela, Etienne Mbappé, Oz Noy, Harlem Gospel Choir, Willie Martinez, Oscar Feldman, Delmar Brown, Alvester Garnett, Hal Galper, Arnie Lawrence, Andy LaVerne, Octavio Brunetti, Henry Threadgill, Steve Davis, Jeff Hirshfield, Mike Holober, Gene Jackson, Quintino Cinalli, David Schnitter, Bill Goodwin, Sam Barsh, Leonardo Suarez Paz, Dave Silliman, Valery Ponomarev, Curtis Fowlkes, Darrell Green, Mauricio Zottarelli and classical luminaries Lorin Maazel, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Lara St. John, Artur Kaganovskyi and Borislav Strulev, among many others. Mr. Khaimovich was featured on Time Warner Cable TV network’s various programs, including Jazz TV, MNN’s “Minding Your Business" and more. Eddy has been featured on the Israeli National Broadcast radio and has received coverage of his music by multiple programs on several Israeli National TV channels and International TV Channel RTVI, including a recent spotlight in a program about New York City’s Jazz scene that was aired world wide. Eddy has appeared on the "Night Bird" talk show and on the live broadcast of the International Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival (2003), which has been aired since then in over thirty countries. He has also performed in many prestigious venues and festivals around the world such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill, Zankel and Isaac Stern Auditoriums; Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola; Washington DC’s Kennedy Performing Arts Center; Dallas Myerson Symphony Hall; New York City Town Hall; Berliner Philharmonie Hall; Amsterdam Concertgebouw Hall; Great Tchaikovsky Hall of Moscow Conservatoire; China’s Xinghai Hall; Mexico City Palacio De Las Bellas Artes; The Blue Note NYC, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, Smalls, Birdland, Red Sea Jazz Festival in Israel, The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, UBS Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Millenium Festival in China, Valencia and Segovia Music Festivals in Spain, Moscow Music Festival 1998, EXPO 2000 in Germany, and many more.