The Tide Has Changed – The Orient House Ensemble Feat. Gilad Atzmon
Friday 12th October 2012 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £12.50
‘Surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz… the music here is subtle, ambiguous, often beautiful – and features a saxophonist playing deep from the heart’ ~ 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’ ~ Independent On Sunday
Led by fiery saxophonist and award-winning composer Gilad Atzmon, The Orient House Ensemble was founded in London in 2000 and is renowned as one of the world’s most brilliant and inspirational jazz groups.
Drawing on the music of Coltrane and Bird as well as the beautiful music of the Middle East to create something new and wonderful, the Ensemble has been touring constantly all over Europe and the UK and recorded six albums to date, have won many awards and received constant worldwide critical acclaim.
The musical history of the OHE is a story of a relentless attempt to cross the divide, blending East with West and forming a new improvisational language out of Jazz and ethic music. Though the Ensemble blends many musical ideas and styles it is always within the Jazz idiom: the energy, the subliminal communication, the poetic pain and ecstatic laughter. The Orient House Ensemble is there to keep Jazz as a spirit of resistance: a struggle against musical stagnation and oppression of any kind.
Gilad Atzmon (alto & soprano saxophone and clarinet) Frank Harrison (piano) Yaron Stavi (double bass) and Eddie Hick (drums)