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#1 Tue, 2011-07-12 12:38
Recently discovered Atzmon & I highly recommend his music. I find it to be some of the most original stuff on the scene these days.
Gilad Atzmon's album Exile was BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. Playing over 100 dates a year, he has been called "surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz." His albums, of which he has recorded nine to date, often explore the music of the Middle East and political themes.
Gilad Atzmon’s acclaimed Orient House Ensemble and the Sigamos String Quartet is on the road with their new project. This features interpretations of Charlie Parker’s legendary strings recording, as well as new works by Gilad. The combination of Atzmon’s unparalleled bebop virtuosity with stunning strings arrangements promises to create a special performance.
The project is a product of a growing collaboration between Gilad Atzmon and Ros Stephen. Back in 2006 Gilad joined Ros’ Tango Siempre for two tours and an album project. They then decided to join forces and to bring 'Bird with Strings' to live. http://www.gilad.co.uk/gilad-with-strings/