Gilad Atzmon is one of the great sax players of our era – Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite the fact that he is an in demand session player and author, Gilad keeps the jazz flame burning and his new album “The Whistle Blower”, is perhaps his most jazz orientated album yet. With his extraordinary band, Gilad explores his soprano technique to particularly fine effect, demonstrating just what a sensitive touch he has and how fine an improviser he is.
Over the years Gilad Atzmon’s music has moved more and more towards a cultural hybrid. As a bandleader and reed player he has been amazing his listeners with a powerful personal style that combines great bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated, sometimes ironical manner. Influenced by Coltrane’s powerful approach on the sax, Gilad’s live performances are simply breathtaking and overwhelming.
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.
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