Tonight at 23:15 we will be playing The Tide Has Changed on BBC Radio 3 (75 min)
Jez Nelson presents Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble in concert at Ronnie Scott's during the band's 10th anniversary tour. Alongside Atzmon on reeds and accordion are pianist Frank Harrison, Yaron Stavi on double bass and drummer Eddie Hick.
Great news. Amazon dropped the price of our new Album to £8.99.
We have received some some very good reviews last week:
…this blistering, beautiful set…a fluid, hypnotic, optimistic blending of sounds from North Africa, the Arabian peninsula, John Surman and Charlie Parker, resulting in a multicultural balm of Gilad to soothe all aching souls.
Andew Male, Mojo, October 2010.
The vivacity, urgency and spontaneity of the best contemporary jazz spurs him always John Fordham, The Guardian.
Spirituality and time-bending alto-sax virtuosity Mike Hobart Financial Times (4 stars)
Astonishing invention and virtuosity Robert Shore, Metro
Soulful soprano-sax Jack Massarik, The Evening Standard (4 stars)
..serious messages and stunning music-making BBC Music Magazine
Riotous mix of oompah music-hall cavortings, slurred-pitch Middle Eastern rhapsodising, luxuriously sensuous clarinet love-songs, and stormy collective blasts reminiscent of the 1960s John Coltrane quartet John Fordham, The Guardian (4 stars)
a blend of passion, intensity, superb musicianship and an underlying political commitment as Atzmon continues to campaign against all kinds of oppression..... a man who has done so much to enhance the cultural landscape of the UK in recent years The JazzMann (4 stars)
Intense and involved but at the same time highly entertaining Alan Joyce This Is Nottingham
Incredible and unprecedented Rainlores World of Music