Gilad Atzmon at the Bluecoat 9 April 09


A music gig for your diary.

performing music from his latest project
In Loving Memory of America

Featuring the Orient House Ensemble:
Gilad Atzmon saxophones
Frank Harrison piano
Asaf Sirkis drums
Yaron Stavi double bass
and the Sigamos String Quartet

Charlie Parker with Strings is one of the biggest selling jazz albums of all time. This special homage features adaptations of tunes such as Everything Happens to Me, April in Paris, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, and If I Should Lose You, from Parker’s original 1949 Verve recording, as well as especially composed new works.

These all feature on Atzmon’s new album In Loving Memory of America which will be released on 2nd March. The combination of Atzmon’s unparalleled bebop virtuosity with the easy swing of the Orient House Ensemble’s expert rhythm section and stunning string arrangements led one critic to declare the project as perfect a jazz marriage as you could wish for.

Date: Thursday, 09 April 2009 | 8:00am – 10:00pm
Location: the Bluecoat, Performance Space
Ticket Prices: £12 / £10 concessions