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Gilad Atzmon

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz) A multi-instrumentalist he plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet, Sol, Zurna and Flutes.

Until 1994 he was a producer-arranger for various Israeli Dance & Rock Projects, performing in Europe and the USA playing ethnic Jewish soul music. Highly involved in the Israeli musical scene he recorded for 'Ofra Haza' , Yeuda Poliker and many others. He also toured with Memphis Slim and supporting many international jazz names such as Jack De Johnette, Michel Petrucciani, Richie Byrach and many others....
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A formidable improvisational array...a local jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height...”-John Fordham, The Guardian

“…Atzmon is an astonishing musician.” John Lewis, Metro, September 07

“Atzmon is surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz...” The Times

“Atzmon is a loose cannon: a larger than life figure with an almost overpowering musical personality... it's as perfect a jazz marriage as you could wish for” Phil Jonson, Independent on Sunday

“A revelation, a multi-reed man of enormous talent.”-Tony Richards Musician Magazine

“Atzmon sends his soprano sax and clarinet soaring over complex rhythms from all points of the globe with a poetry that never forfeits control.”- Nina Caplan, Metro

“Audiences are clearly bowled over with Atzmon's whirlwind approach ... dynamic, charismatic and ... exasperating!”- Brian Blain, Jazz UK

“His flow of ideas and coherent marshalling of them makes for solos that are as exhilarating as they are impassioned fantastiK” The Herald Sunday Tribune

  • Songs Of The Metropolis

    World Village
    2013
    BUY
  • The Tide Has Changed

    World Village
    2010
    BUY
  • In Loving Memory of America

    Enja Records
    2009
    BUY
  • Refuge

    Enja Records
    2007
    BUY
  • Exile

    Enja/Justin Time
    2003
    BUY
  • Juizz Music

    Jazz Village
    1999
    BUY

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Soprano: Make- Yanagisawa Mouthpiece- Morgan Fry, FLZ Soprano in a .063" tip Reeds-Rico 2.5 Alto: Make-Selmer Refernce 54 Mouthpiece - Morgan Fry, NYZ Alto in a .073" tip Reeds-Marca Jazz Tenor: Make-Selmer Paris Mark VI Mouthpiece - Morgan Fry, Floridated Link in a .092" tip Reeds-Marca Jazz 3 Bari: Make- Selmer Paris, Balanced Action Mouthpiece-Beechller 8 Reeds-Rico 2.5 Clarinet: Make-Buffet Crampon Mouthpiece Vandoren B45 Reeds-Rico 2.5 and Harry Hartmann's Fiberreed

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Featured recording “Songs Of The Metropolis”

Songs Of The Metropolis
World Village (2013)
Download jazz mp3 “And So Have We” by Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
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