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Gilad Hekselman - new album and international tour dates.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Guitarist and composer Gilad Hekselman has forwarded his latest newsletter including details of his new album release "Far Star" and tour dates in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.

Gilad Hekselman writes;


Gilad Hekselman Newsletter

 

Dear Hekselfans,


I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while, and today I finally get to say these exciting words: Far Star is out today!


I’ve spent thousands of hours on it and put my whole heart into it. I hope you give it a spin and that it lifts your spirits and has a positive impact on your lives!


More about this and about upcoming shows below.


Sending you all much love,
Gilad

 

TOUR IN GERMANY, BELGIUM & SPAIN, JAKARTA & AUSTRALIA!
I am hitting the road again, going all around the globe to play for you with some of my favorite musicians: Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler, Aaron Parks, Harish Raghavan, Kendrick Scott, Will Vinson & Eric Harland. Info below. Spread the word and hope to see you out there!

 


Far Star is the new album from Israeli-born and New York based guitarist Gilad Hekselman - a work that explores a new universe rich in color, limitless in detail and bold in vision. Based for more than 18 years in New York, Gilad has become a well known figure in that highly creative scene, building a unique sound that is both progressive and timeless. With a new approach to music making that has as much to do with the enforced constraints of the pandemic as with any artistic decision, Gilad has produced something that is simply breathtaking. The music has a boldness and simplicity, it’s progressive yet accessible; ultimately it’s a modern and adventurous album with an abundance of detail that offers reward after reward at every listen. From the opening infectious whistle you know you’re going to be taken on a journey of discovery. It connects on all fronts, emotionally and intellectually, ebbing and flowing into wide-view cinematic and progressive Jazz goodness. It is, without question, a remarkable album from a remarkable artist.


Exploring a new universe, both in sound and approach, Far Star is an album with a duality: progressive yet accessible. It’s a produced studio album and built from layers,  yet there’s a searching quality that still gives the musicians a place for deep expression. For Gilad, the thread that binds all his music making is finding a balance between something for the listener to hold on to and something more progressive, a marriage of unpredictability with hooky, immediate connection. Far Star fully epitomizes this mantra. It’s also an album that originated almost by accident as Gilad explains:

 

“At the start of 2020, I returned from 3 months with my family in Southeast Asia with piles of new music ready to be played with real people. Then the pandemic hit, and suddenly all I was left with for making this music come to life were my instruments, mics and computer. Like everyone else, I didn’t know how long this was going to last, so I started a folder on my computer called ‘Song Demos’ with every hope that I would soon be sending the tracks to my band when it came time to make a new record. Weeks turned into months: I watched hundreds of tutorials, took sound engineering lessons and consulted with my producer friends. After thousands of hours of work, I finished what I called Far Star”.


The adaptation of process, and the artistic response to this, caused by the pandemic resulted in a different, more adventurous sound than appeared in Gilad’s previous albums. It was this ability to go deeper into the detail of the music, to explore new ways of communicating and building the music that opened up more possibilities; “Far Star is about my ability to travel with my imagination to far sonic galaxies, all from the insides of a room. The music, worked on during a pandemic, somehow leaves me with memories of great freedom and liberation through what was clearly a very constricting time in our lives.”

 

Full credits:


Long Way From Home (feat. Eric Harland):
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Bass, Whistle, Tambourine, Body Percussion, Voice
Eric Harland - Drums


Fast Moving Century (feat. Shai Maestro & Eric Harland):
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Shai Maestro: - Co-production, Keys, Eric Harland - Drums


I Didn’t Know
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Eric Harland - Drums


Far Star
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Voice, Nathan Schram - Viola, Violin, String Arrangement, Oren Hardy - Bass, Alon Benjamini - Drums, Percussion


Magic Chord (feat. Eric Harland)
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Bass, Percussion, Eric Harland - Drums


Cycles
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Keys, Bass, Voice, Eric Harland - Drums


The Headrocker (feat. Nomok & Amir Bresler)
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Nomok - Co-production, Keys, Amir Bresler - Co-production, Drums, Percussion


Rebirth (feat. Ziv Ravitz)
Gilad Hekselman - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Ziv Ravitz - Drums

 

From;
https://www.giladhekselman.com/concerts

 

TOUR DATES & EVENTS


MAY 18 WED
Gilad Hekselman Trio - Zig Zag Jazz Club @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Berlin, Germany

 

MAY 19 THU
Gilad Hekselman Group - Sounds Jazz Club @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Ixelles, Belgium

 

MAY 20 FRI
Gilad Hekselman Group - Sounds Jazz Club @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Ixelles, Belgium

 

MAY 21 SAT
Gilad Hekselman Group - Alfredo Kraus Auditorium @ 8:30pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain

 

MAY 22 SUN
Gilad Hekselman Group - Sala Clamores @ 8:00pm
Orlando Le Fleming, Amir Bresler
Madrid, Spain

 

MAY 29 SUN
gHex Quartet with Aaron Parks, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott @ 8:00pm
Aaron Parks, Harish Raghavan, Kendrick Scott Oracle
Kota Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

 


JUN 4 SAT
Trio Grande feat. Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Eric Harland @ 7:00pm
Brunswick, Australia

 

JUN 5 SUN
Trio Grande feat. Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Eric Harland @ 7:30pm
Sydney, Australia

 

JUN 6 MON
Trio Grande feat. Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Eric Harland @ 8:00pm
Keiraville, Australia

 

AUG 22 MON
Alternative Guitar Summit @ 3:00pm
Bill Frisell,John Scofield,Kurt Rosenwinkel, Isaiah Sharkey,Mike Stern,Leni Stern,Jerome Harris: Musician Joel Harrison
Big Indian, NY, United States

 


OCT 1 SAT
Ari Hoenig Trio - SFJAZZ @ 8:00pm
San Francisco, CA, United States


OCT 2 SUN
Ari Hoenig Trio - SFJAZZ @ 8:00pm
San Francisco, CA, United States


OCT 6 THU
Ari Hoenig Trio - Kuumbwa Jazz @ 8:00pm
Santa Cruz, CA, United States


OCT 9 SUN
Ari Hoenig Trio - The 1905 @ 8:00pm
Portland, OR, United States


OCT 10 MON
Ari Hoenig Trio - The 1905 @ 8:00pm
Portland, OR, United States

 

OCT 11 TUE
Ari Hoenig Trio - The 1905 @ 8:00pm
Portland, OR, United States

 

NOV 17 THU
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Prague, Czech Republic

 

NOV 18 FRI
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

NOV 19 SAT
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
München, Germany

 

NOV 20 SUN
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Muri, Switzerland

 

NOV 25 FRI
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Lausanne, Switzerland

 

NOV 30 WED
Trio Grande 2.0 feat Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman & Nate Wood @ 8:00pm
Tilburg, Netherlands