Thursday December 12, 2013
Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble - Album Launch TourSalem-News.com
Announcing 'Songs Of The Metropolis'
(LONDON) - To Listen to the new album click here
Gilad Atzmon - clarinet & sax, Frank Harrison - piano Yaron Stavi - bass, Eddie Hick - drums
Maverick, award-winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble are back on the road with their latest album Songs Of The Metropolis.
For the last 12 years the quartet have been touring all over the world, stunning audiences with their firebrand performances packed with drama, pathos, luscious harmonies and wit.
Atzmon's latest compositions are a sweeping homage to our great cities, from Moscow to Buenos Aires and beyond.
Each tune is at once reminiscent and hopeful; in a time of great uncertainty and turbulence Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble deliver melodies that provide an anchor to wherever it is that we call home.
‘A subtle blend of East and West, that’s brutal and beautiful’ BBC.
‘A formidable improvisational array...a jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height...’ The Guardian.
‘The best musician living in the world today’ Robert Wyatt
Gilad Atzmon - clarinet, sax, Yaron Stavi - bass, Eddie Hick - drums, Frank Harrison - piano.
12 Plough Arts, Great Torrington, Devon / www.theploughartscentre.org.
16 Grimsby Jazz, Grimsby / www.grimsbyjazz.com / 01472 873730
17 Seven Arts, Leeds / www.sevenleeds.co.uk / 0113 26 26 777
18 Sheffield Jazz, Sheffield / www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk / 01142496000
19 Hideaway, London / www.hideawaylive.co.uk / 020 8835 7070
20 With Roger Odell @ The Cherry Tree, Knowl Green, Belchamp St Paul, Suffolk / www.jazz-nights.com *
24 With Pete Oxley's 4tet @ The Spin Oxford / www.spinjazz.com *
25 The Victory Club, Cheltenham / www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk / 01242 234488
27 Hen and Chicken, Bristol / http://jazzata.com/Venues.html / 07766 741 417
31 with Graham York's trio @ The Blue Vanguard, Exeter *
1 Fleece Jazz, Suffolk / www.dovbear.co.uk/fleece / 01787 211865
2 The 606 Club, London / www.606club.co.uk / 020 7352 5953
5 Brook Theatre, Chatham / www.tickets.medway.gov.uk / 01634 338338
8 St Mary's Church, Wivenhoe / www.wivenhoeevents.blogspot.
9 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth / www.aberystwythartscentre.
10 The Swan Hotel, Abergavenny (lunch time) / http://bmjazz.tumblr.com/
10 Chapel Arts, Bath (evening) / www.chapelarts.org / 01225 461700
14 The Boat House, Broxbourne / www.broxbournerowingclub.org/
15 The Verdict, Brighton / www.verdictjazz.co.uk / 01273 674847
20 Old Brown Jug, Newcastle Under Lyme / www.oldbrownjug.com / 01782 711393
24 Jagz, Ascot / www.jagz.co.uk / 01344 878100
26 With Terry Collie's trio Retro Bistrot Restaurant. Teddington, London, TW11
27 Y Theatre, Leicester / www.leicesterjazzhouse.co.uk / 0116 255 7066
28 With The Power Cats South Holland Arts Centre, Spalding / www.southhollandcentre.co.uk *
1. With Jon Thorne's Trio, Isle of White / www.jonthorne.co.uk *
2 Posk Jazz Cafe, London / www.jazzcafeposk.co.uk / 0208 7411940
5 The Stables, Milton Keynes / www.stables.org / 01908 280800
7 Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham / www.jazzsteps.co.uk / 0115 8770284
8 Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle on Tyne www.starandshadow.org.uk
10–12 Town Hall, Shetland Island (+master classes)
13 Jazz Bar, Edinburgh / www.thejazzbar.co.uk / 0131 220 4298
14 Art Club, Glasgow / www.glasgowartclub.co.uk /
15 The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria / www.breweryarts.co.uk / 01539 725 133
16 Band on the Wall, Manchester / www.bandonthewall.org / 0161 830 3884
17 Herts Jazz, Welwyn Garden City / www.hertsjazz.co.uk / 01707 357117
29 Comodo Jazz Bar, Osaka, Japan*
30 The 606 Club, London / www.606club.co.uk / 020 7352 5953
1-14 - Argentina and south America, music and literature tour, details to follow
16-29 European Album Launch tour Germany, Austria, France, Luxemburg, Switzerland, details to be followed
1-12 Italy, details to be followed
* not an OHE's concert
**Pre-Show Talk - The Road To Bop -Ahead of this concert, Gilad will give a talk about his first encounter with Jazz music and its impact on his ethical and philosophical stand. The talk will explore different aspects of music and their direct link with Gilad’s views on morality. A rare chance to engage with a star musician who is an equally popular writer and political commentator.
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