Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon - In Loving Memory of America

Gilad Atzmon - In Loving Memory of America

In Loving Memory of America

Released March 2 2009

Manic beat preacher

Between his firebrand political outbursts and his blistering live gigs, Gilad Atzmon has somehow found time to pay homage to his heroes. He talks to John Lewis.

The Guardian Film & Music March 6 2009 FULL PAGE FEATURE

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/mar/06/gilad-atzmon-israel-jazz-interview

“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.”

5 STARS

Mike Hobart, Financial Times, 28 February 2009

“Atzmon drifts in an uncannily Bird-like manner on a imploring Everything Happens to Me; brings a darker, old-Europe romanticism to his own song musIK; and mingles the string group’s soft sweeps and his own crisp phrasing with a bright, funky groove on What Is This Thing Called Love.”

4 STARS

The Guardian, Friday 27 February 2009

“Recorded on the cusp of the transition from Bush to Obama, In Loving Memory of America tempers schmaltz with grit. This is not the wacky world of Artie Fishel or the magnum opus of Refuge. In Loving Memory is Gilad’s epitaph to his American dream.”

BBC Music   http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/2fhj/
“An avid Charlie Parker disciple… the brilliant Israeli altoist brings new maturity and restraint to his always impassioned work. The title track magically demonstrates in one minute, 42 seconds how bebop grew from big-city street speech patterns.”

4 STARS

Evening Standard, 6 March 2009


“ The combination of astringent alto and the lush backing works beautifully on Everything Happens to Me, April in Paris and If I Should Lose You. It’s compelling, and might be Atzmon’s best outing so far. “

Yorkshire Post, 6 March 2009

“… the music here is subtle, ambiguous, often beautiful – and features a saxophonist playing deep from the heart.”

The Times, March 6, 2009

“Accomplished playing all round.”

4/5

UK Vibe website http://www.ukvibe.org/sansfrontier.htm

BBC Radio 3, Jazz Line-Up – Claire Martin presents the latest mix of jazz releases

Title: Everything Happens to Me
Artist: Gilad Atzmon
CD: In Loving Memory of America
Label: Enja Records ENJ 888 850-2
“The Gilad is stunning….my goodness, just amazing”

Mike Chadwick – Jazz FM, The Cutting Edge

“Many thanks for the new Gilad Atzmon album – lovely, romantic stuff. I’ll be playing the opening track on my show this weekend in the new album slot.”

Henry Ayrton – BBC Radio Humberside

“Splendid CD it will be played.”

Keith Loxam, Producer, Jazz House BBC Radio Scotland

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