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Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble: The Whistle Blower

Read "The Whistle Blower" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

The Whistle Blower is the eighth album from saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and his Orient House Ensemble, but sounds as fresh as the first. As one of the most fearless improvisers of the UK jazz scene, Atzmon has always worn his politics loudly on his sleeve, and here the story of an Israeli Jew who left home ...

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Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble: The Whistle Blower

Read "The Whistle Blower" reviewed by John Ephland

There's a soulful crying to much of this music that makes it so convincing, so enjoyable. It's blues music from someplace other than the Deep South. Starting with the first track, “Gaza Mon Amour," veteran multi-instrumentalist Gilad Atzmon somehow manages to invoke the spirit of John Coltrane (think “A Love Supreme"), along with a kind of ...

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Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble: The Whistle Blower

Read "The Whistle Blower" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Saxophonist Gilad Atzmon is a giant of jazz--an imposing physical presence, a huge personality, technically masterful and emotionally committed to every note. On The Whistle Blower, the Orient House Ensemble's eighth album since it formed in 2000, he's joined by long-term Ensemble members Frank Harrison on piano and Yaron Stavi on bass along with new recruit ...

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Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble: Songs Of The Metropolis

Read "Songs Of The Metropolis" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The metropolis is central to the life of a jazz musician. It's where the work is, where the conservatories are, where the music emerged and developed. Gilad Atzmon, the saxophonist and composer who's been described as the hardest working man in UK jazz, writes that Songs Of The Metropolis is “A pursuit of the sound of ...

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Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble: The Tide Has Changed

Read "The Tide Has Changed" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The genre-conflating musical behemoth that is the Orient House Ensemble, led by multi-instrumentalist, composer, essayist and political commentator Gilad Atzmon, celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of its seventh album, The Tide Has Changed. Funny, eerie, romantic and intriguing by turns, this is a work of tremendous warmth and strength. Atzmon's spirit and soul inhabit ...


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