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- Maverick, award-winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble are back with their new 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.
Songs of the Metropolis celebrates Gilad & the Orient House Ensemble’s lyrical musicality and demonstrates the strength and depth of their song writing. 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.
- Saxophonist, composer, producer, writer, political commentator - Gilad Atzmon is one of the highest profile jazz musicians in the UK
- Gilad & the OHE (the ‘hardest working band in jazz”) will be embarking on a 40 date UK tour Jan-Mar 2013, with international tours to follow
- Gilad & the OHE celebrate their 13th year as a working band. This is their seventh album
- Gilad’s best selling book The Wandering Who?, published in 2012, is now available in 10 different languages
- Gilad is the subject of a documentary film Gilad And All That Jazz by acclaimed director Golriz Kolahi
- Gilad has recorded with Robert Wyatt (For the Ghosts Within on Domino), the Waterboys and many others including (as a member of the Blockheads): Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul McCartney.
- Gilad was described by Robert Wyatt as "the best musician in the world today" in a 2009 Guardian feature.
ADVERTISED IN JAZZWISE AND JAZZ JOURNAL.
Interviewed in Jazzwise (Feb 2013). Extensive further press coverage to be confirmed.
- GILAD ATZMON & THE ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE
Gilad Atzmon - alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet, accordion, vocals
Frank Harrison - piano, Fender Rhodes, harmonium, synthesizer, glockenspiel, vocals
Yaron Stavi - bass, vocals
Eddie Hick - drums, vocals
- 1 CD - 0h 53mn 32s
release date. 2013-01-21