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Failure Meditation Attempts Review

In an era of music where so few risks are taken, so few genres traversed, and adherence to tradition is commonplace, it’s refreshing to see how the worlds of jazz, alternative rock, electronic music, and artsy video production collide.
— Stage Buddy Magazine, Andrew Ansbach

Cocoa Cure!

Éyal Hai is making a name for himself after his great migration to New York City
— Cocoa Cure Magazine, Rashida McCarley

Andrew Ansbach about the first single - Poor Lorraine 

if the entire album is anything like this small taste it’s a huge accomplishment for this young songwriter
— Stage Buddy Magazine, Andrew Ansbach

As a SideMan / Band Member


With Grammy award winner Danilo Pérez @ JazzTimes

The interplay was sharp and easy, as Hai’s light-caramel tone—suggestive of the young Art Pepper—mingled crisply with Pérez’s chordal filigree. The rhythm section kicked in, digging into the theme from “Galactic Panama,” and again there was space for saxophone-piano exchange, a series of terse volleys in a Middle Eastern mode.
— Jazz Times, Nate Chinen

With Danilo Pérez @ Vivir, Panama

Accompanied him (Mr. Danilo Perez) on that piece is a young Israeli talent, Eyal Hai, who impressed with his saxophone playing
— Vivir Magazine, Lourdes de Obladia

Other Reviews as a Side Man

In fact, Eyal Hai’s horn plays a pivotal role in Caplan’s music…
transitioning to another soaring sax solo that eventually gives way to atonal chaos
— Sea for Tranquility, Michael Popke
Caplan makes a good choice in sharing the spotlight with alto player Eyal Hai throughout Opposite Views; they play off each other perfectly
— Progression Magazine, john Collinge
The instrumentalists part of this album is, without exaggeration, the best thing I’ve heard in ages
— Crossover AGM, Von Ta

Young Éyal


There’s an 11 on the scale of 10 for Holon-Bred Saxophonist Eyal Hai
— David Brinn, Jerusalem Post