GILAD ATZMON Launches ARTIE FISHEL & THE PROMISED BAND
Gilad Atzmon's autumn tour is an exhilarating how of two halves. With a set of all new music from Atzmon's powerhouse quartet featuring electrifying hard bop, insurgent world jazz explorations and heartfelt beautiful ballads Atzmon style.
But be ready to be amazed as Atzmon and co introduce you to the madcap genius of Artie Fishel (a brilliant but confused self loving saxophonist who is convinced that jazz was born in the ghettos of Eastern Europe and is determined to bring it back home).
Expect heavy-metal be bop, twisted standards, anarchic Klezmer and funky grooves galore as Artie and the Promised Band take you on a journey through Artie's musical world.
”A formidable improvisational array...a local jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height...a blast of fresh air in the UK" The Guardian
"There are many ways of playing jazz and Atzmon draws on a deeper well than most contemporary musicians. The Israeli exile and saxophonist is an artist in the proper sense of the word, bringing the world and its travails to his intensely powered music. This is jazz of focused, gut wrenching intensity. Jazz that shudders and shouts across the small room." Time Out
"Spike Jonze meets Frank Zappa." The Observer
"Perhaps the first artificial Zionist ever" Ziopedia.com
Gilad Atzmon saxophones, John Turville keys and electronics, Yaron Stavi bass and Asaf Sirkis drums.
Official web site: http://www.artiefishel.com
Audio samples and tour dates: www.myspace.com/artiefishel
Album release 16.10
Artie War Game
Atzmon is essentially a jazz man, and everything emanates from his moodily lyrical playing-with the most telling moments those closest to home. The Daily Telegraph
Last updated 09/11/2006