Gilad Atzmon

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OHE's Massive Album Launch Tour

Songs Of The Metropolis – Album Launch Tour

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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. 

January

12 Plough Arts, Great Torrington, Devon / www.theploughartscentre.org.uk / 01805 624624

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 *


February

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.co.uk / 07957 958724

9 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth / www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk / 01970 623232

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/jazz / 01992 442263

15 The Verdict, Brighton / www.verdictjazz.co.uk / 01273 674847

20 Old Brown Jug, Newcastle Under Lyme / www.oldbrownjug.com / 01782 711393

21–23 Album Launch Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London / www.pizzaexpresslive.com / 020 7437 9595

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 *

March

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

April

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

May

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.


 

Gilad Atzmon's New Book: The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics is due on 30th September

Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.

You can now order the book on Amazon.com  or Amazon.co.uk

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