The Platina

The Platina were an Israeli jazz-rock ensemble that was active from 1971 to 1976, first serving as the backing band for Tel Aviv singer/songwriter Arik Einstein. As an autonomous outfit, Platina released one live album and a studio set on Isradisc circa 1973/74. Concurrently, the band collaborated with singer/songwriter Chava Alberstein on a 1974 album for CBS. A series of 1976 recordings would later surface on the archival release The Girl With the Flaxen Hair, issued in 2003 on Mio Records.

Members: Roman Kunsman (flute, alto saxophone, alto flute), אהרלה קמינסקי [Aaron Kaminsky] (percussion, drums), Lev Zabeginsky (double bass, bass), Yakov Erlich (keyboards), Haim Kario (guitar), Riki Manor (vocals), Bernie Senensky (piano), Victor Fonarov (bass, electric bass), Alona Turel (Percussion), Nachum Pereferkovitch (piano, electric piano)


  • Live at The Bar Barim (1973)
  • Freedom (1974)
  • Chava Alberstein and The Platina (with Chava Alberstein, 1974)
  • The Girl With the Flaxen Hair (2003, recorded 1976)

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