We will be touring Europe from next week. Following the success of Songs of the Metropolis in the UK we will be playing the music in the continent for two weeks. Please spread the message around..
Tuesday , 16 April - Brotfabrik, Frankfurt,, Grmany
Thursday, 18 April - Container Uster, Switzerland
Friday, April 19 - Porgy & Bess Vienna,. Austria
Saturday, 20 April -Hotel Sedartis Thalwil, Switzerland
Sunday, April 21 - Wodan Halle , Freiburg i.Breisgau, Germany
Monday, April 23 - Domicile, Pforzheim, Germany
Tuesday, April 23 - L’inoi, Luxembourg
Wednesday & Thursday 24 - 25 April - Sunset Sunside Jazzclub Paris, France
Friday, 26 April Rathaus, Saarwellingen, Germany
Saturday, 27 April Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, Germany
Sunday, April 28, A Trane , Berlin, Germany
Songs Of The Metropolis – European Album Launch Tour
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
‘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
"The Band has created perhaps their most enduring ensemble work yet" Andy Robson Jazzwise ****
"Whether he’s blowing up a storm of notes or gently caressing a ballad, there’s a luminous vitality at the heart of Atzmon’s playing that’s irresistible to the ear" Record Collector ****
"vibrant and beautiful" Bruce Lindsay All About Jazz
A hard-hitting but wide-ranging set from an admirably tight and robust band led by one of the most charismatic and focused reedsmen on the planet. Chris Parker LondonJazz
'Atzmon has produced his most mature, and in many ways his most diverse, work to date' Ian Mann Jazzmann *****
'Tensions, surprises, shocks and ambiguities' John Fordham, The Guardian
Atzmon and the excellent pianist Frank Harrison do to the old parsley-sage tune what John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner did to My Favourite Things Irish Time ****
Conjuring an atmosphere of evocative cinematic suggestion BBC Music Review
Peon to a recent past, when urban spaces belonged to the people who lived in them, and cities had distinct emotional characters Financial Times ****
'Fearless bebop player steeped in the work of Coltrane and Parker' Tony Benjamin This Is Bristol
"Brilliant cosmopolitan tunesmithing from Gilad Atzmon" Lucid Culture
'Conceptualist, composer and soloist' Jazz Journal
'A souvenir-collecting world traveller' Jack Massarik, The Evening Standard ****
"If you love jazz you will love this release of a superlative quality. If you love the music of the world in its individual uniqueness and diversity, and not the pasteurized kitsch of “multiculturalism,” you will love this even more and you will resonate to Atzmon’s worldview as a philosopher of culture" Ariadna Theokopoulos http://www.boldfacenews.com
"rhythmically-sophisticated 'Tel Aviv' demonstrates that Anmon's soprano sound is also one of the most satisfying since Bechet." `BBC Music Magazine April 2013 ****
"Atzmon opts for an altogether more impressionistic approach" R2 Magazine ****
Gilad Atzmon - clarinet, sax, Tim Thornton - bass, Eddie Hick - drums, Frank Harrison - piano.
Last events in Argentina this week:
Today, a talk about Being & Time and Being in Time - Faculty of Philosophy.
Book presentation and dialogue with teachers and students. Present: Cathedra for Palestine Studies. Edward W. Said.
Thursday 11With Luis D'Agostino Trio Thelonious, Buenos Aires
Friday 12 Gilad and All That Jazz (screening) EN EL CENTRO CULTURAL LA DIGNIDAD, CALLE AGUIRRE 29, Buenos Aires