Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Long running working group of the Israeli born, London based multi instrumentalist Gilad Atzmon. Celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2010 the group currently consists of Atzmon (reeds, accordion), Frank Harrison (piano, keyboards),Yaron Stavi (bass) and Eddie Hick (drums). Latest album “Songs of the Metropolis” released January 2013.
""The Tide Has Changed" is as good as anything the OHE have produced in their ten year history."
"Atzmon is a true one off, a musician, writer and political activist who has enriched the UK jazz scene enormously whilst simultaneously creating an entire genre of his own in the process. "
"Atzmon has produced his most mature, and in many ways his most diverse, work to date."
"Manic energy, earthy humour and political comment all topped off by superb musicianship, there's never a dull moment at an Atzmon gig."
"Atzmon's performances blend strong writing and awesome instrumental technique with a high degree of professionalism, all this leavened by a healthy dose of humour."
""The Whistle Blower" maintains the high standard established by previous OHE releases as it continues to explore Atzmon's themes of love, loss and belonging."
""A wonderful evocation of the spirit and enduring legacy of John Coltrane". Guest contributor Trevor Bannister enjoys being challenged by the music of Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Led Bib, Asha Parkinson, Tara Cunningham. Isobella Burnham and Eddie Gomez.
"Super Saturday". Ian Mann visits five different venues for performances by Daylight Music, Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Jean Toussaint Sextet, Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra and Ben Williams & Sound Effect