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Gilad Atzmon & Orient House Ensemble 10th Anniversary Tour............!!!

TomMapfumo

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If anyone wants to see a top Alto Sax Player performing at a venue near you please keep a look out. Gilad is a top man (Israeli - very PC) and his Orient House Ensemble are top notch. I will be getting his new CD on 4th October and seeing him in Skabertawe on 17th November.

Incidentally he plays a Selmer Ref54 Alto/Morgan Fry NYZ/Marca Jazz reeds and produces a lovely sound. ( www.gilad.co.uk )

Come the Alto Revolution!:w00t:;}
Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

dooce

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Love Gilad, but prefer his alter-ego that plays with The Blockheads - who are touring pretty much continuously -

I find it fascinating that he embraces such different styles - the extreme, and to me, sadly incomprehensible free jazz/hard bebop stuff, and the more commercial, accessible funk that he knocks out so effortlessly with The Blockheads and others. I'm not so sure he counts as very "PC" either - he's got some very forthright views, particularly about Middle Eastern politics.
 
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TomMapfumo

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Hi Bill!

By "PC" I simply meant that he is not yer average Right Wing Israeli. Anyway up the "Blackheads" - they are even performing in Rhyl, I notice.

Much Love
Tom:cool:
 

Sunray

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Hi Bill!

By "PC" I simply meant that he is not yer average Right Wing Israeli. Anyway up the "Blackheads" - they are even performing in Rhyl, I notice.

Much Love
Tom:cool:
Haha Hehe - Blackheads - How many you had Tom? ... lol :)))
 

TomMapfumo

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Well "spotted" - I've been doing too much practice today, having received my new Rico Graftonite B5 Alto mouthpiece as well as my new trumpet Soulo Mute. Just a pint of St. Peter's brewery Ruby Red Ale otherwise.

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

TomMapfumo

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No problem! Gilad Atzmon is one of the most accomplished players on alto sax that you will ever see - and a genuinely nice/funny guy - I've met him a couple of times in Swansea and he is also at the Jazz Club there in November. His CD "In Loving Memory of America" is one of his more accessible, and is a tribute to Charlie Parker. The Blockheads is a different experience to his Orient House Ensemble but both are worth a look.

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

Jules

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On the subject of the mighty Blockheads- have any of you guys got a copy of "warts & audience- blockheads live"... I'd been tempted by it but was wondering how much of the splendid Davey Payne do you get for yer money?
 

dooce

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On the subject of the mighty Blockheads- have any of you guys got a copy of "warts & audience- blockheads live"... I'd been tempted by it but was wondering how much of the splendid Davey Payne do you get for yer money?
Yes, and it's one of my favourite albums ever, especially so because I was at the live gig. Plenty of Davey Payne, no worries.
 

Jules

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Yes, and it's one of my favourite albums ever, especially so because I was at the live gig. Plenty of Davey Payne, no worries.
sold to the deshevelled bloke in brighton.....! Ta
 

Mamos

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Gilad Atzmon is playing down here in Cornwall on the 15th of October at the St Ives Jazz Club

Definitely going to see him

Also Theo Travis is playing on the 26th

mamos
 

TomMapfumo

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......and I have to wait until mid November 'til he appears at Swansea Jazzland......................:shocked:;}

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

littleplum

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Gilad

He played the Y theatre at Leicester last week and there were only about 50 in the audience! thats a real shame. Saw him last year and really enjoyed it.
 

Mamos

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Tomaso Starace Quartet are also playing at St Ives in October. Very good alto player

I really should start going down to St Ives on a regular basis. They have some good players on down there

mamos
 

TomMapfumo

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The new CD "The Tide Has Changed" has just come through the letter box - decent sound, and some good tunes, but will be a while before I can take it all in. It received a 4* review in Friday's Guardian........!:w00t:;}

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

TomMapfumo

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Tonight The new CD is being performed live on Radio 3 (From Ronnie Scott's) if anyone is interested. I'm liking the new CD very much so may be worth a listen.........

It's at 11.15pm.

Kind regards
Tom
 
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