w/ The Wandering Yak serving 6-9pm.
Always a popular performer at Hot Numbers Gilad Atzmon will be featuring at the night session to finish off the schedule in March. He will be joined by his regular bassist Yaron Stavi.
Atzmon's fluid lyricism is in full flow on songbook classics and worldly originals. But as sweet romance morphs to modernist uncertainty, the bittersweet balance and rich emotional palette equally impress." Financial Times
“A formidable improvisational array...a jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height...” The Guardian.
Gilad Atzmon is a British Jazz artist and author. Gilad was born in Israel in 1963 and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). A multi-instrumentalist he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments . His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He was described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” Atzmon tours extensively around the world. His albums, of which he has recorded fifteenth albumsto date, often explore political themes and the music of the Middle East.
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 (Anisina).
In 2000 Giladfounded the Orient House Ensemble in London and started re-defining his own roots in the light of his emerging ethical awareness. TheEnsemble includes Chris Higginbottomon Drums, Yaron Stavi on Bass and Frank Harrison on piano & electronics.
Completing the quartet tonight will be Birmingham based Pianist David Ferris & host Mark Hale at the Drums.
There is no admission fee into Hot Numbers however a suggested donation of £5 is encouraged which pays the musicians for their performance & keeps the nights running on a weekly basis