Gilad Atzmon’s “Orient House” at Seven Jazz Leeds 17 January 2013 8pm
Gilad Atzmon, saxes, Frank Harrison, piano, Yaron Stavi, bass, Eddie Hick, drums
The thrilling Israeli-born British saxophonist and Blockheads member brings his Orient House Ensemble to Leeds presenting his unique blend of bebop jazz and Middle Eastern music for what promises to be a stunning night at Seven Arts. The Orient House Ensemble was founded in 2000 and is renowned as one of the world’s most brilliant and inspirational jazz groups, touring constantly all over Europe and the UK and recorded six albums to date, winning many awards and receiving constant worldwide critical acclaim. Their musical history is a story of a relentless attempt to cross the divide, blending East and West and forming a new improvisational language out of Jazz and ethnic music.
For the last 12 years the quartet have been touring all over the world, stunning audiences with their firebrand performances packed with drama, pathos, luscious harmonies and wit. Atzmon’s latest compositions are a sweeping homage to our great cities, from Moscow to Buenos Aires and beyond. Each tune is at once reminiscent and hopeful; in a time of great uncertainty and turbulence Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble deliver melodies that provide an anchor to wherever it is that we call home. Their performance will include tunes from latest album “Songs Of The Metropolis”
‘A subtle blend of East and West, that’s brutal and beautiful’ BBC.
‘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
Orient House are at Seven Arts Leeds 31 Harrogate Road LS7 3PD
Thursday 17 January,£16/13 concessions, kids under 16 free, full time student standby £5 on the door only.
Doors open at 8pm, music 8.30-11pm