Gilad Atzmon and The Orient house Ensemble return to the Vortex with a new retrospective program. Two decades of intensive musical creativity are squeezed into a two hours journey: from Exile to Refuge, from Bird to Trane.
The OHE has just recorded its new album and the Vortex crowd will be the first Brits to hear the new repertoire.
Gilad Atzmon – sax, clarinet and electronics.
Ross Stanley – piano
Enzo Zirilli – drums,
Yaron Stavi – bass
Gilad Atzmon is a British Jazz artist and author. Gilad was born in Israel in 1963 and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). A multi-instrumentalist he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments . His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He was described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” Atzmon tours extensively around the world. His albums, of which he has recorded fifteenth albumsto date, often explore political themes and the music of the Middle East.
As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured on their last album The Endless River (Anisina).
In 2000 Giladfounded the Orient House Ensemble in London and started re-defining his own roots in the light of his emerging ethical awareness. TheEnsemble includes Chris Higginbottomon Drums, Yaron Stavi on Bass and Frank Harrison on piano & electronics.