Show Post on the Internet on Wednesday, 23 June 2010: Gilad Atzmon
Lutheran clergyman and ex-Republican and Constitution Party political activist Mark Dankof, joins host Mark Glenn on The Ugly Truth for a conversation with Israeli-born, British jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. Show Post on the Internet on Wednesday, 23 June 2010. Listen here
Born on June 9, 1963, Gilad Atzmon’s musical career has been matched by one as a political activist critical of Jewish identity, Judaism, and Zionism. A feature story by John Lewis in the British Guardian on Atzmon in March of 2009 chronicles the controversial musician’s life. Widely read in the Arab world, Mr. Atzmon’s views were the subject of recent major coverage in the Arab News. An excerpt from the latter piece states:
According to the famous Israeli-born Jazz musician, Gilad Atzmon, “The ideology that carried out execution-style killings on the Gaza aid flotilla the ‘Mavi Marmara’ is the same ideology that carried out the massacres at Deir Yassin, Qibya, Sabra and Shatilla, Qana, Gaza, Jenin and the murder of Rachel Corrie — more than that it is the same ideology that killed Christ.”
Listen to the interview here.
Mr. Atzmon’s album, Exile, was the BBC’s jazz album of the year in 2003. The Amazon listing for the recording may be accessed here. Ari Davidow’s review of Exile may be accessed here.