Gilad Atzmon: new year, new CD, new tour
Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble, cover feature in February's JJ, tour widely this spring to coincide with new CD Songs Of The Metropolis
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I thought I am going to read some Music Review and not standard bull about the person. Guess that his political views, made him famous as Sall Evans-Darby prints his story..... As in other places the Music should make him famous..... and not his political views. That's why he never made it in the US, as there Music talks and not Bullshit.
Dear Andy, sorry you're disappointed but perhaps you don't realise this is a news piece, not a review - the tour hasn't started yet. Thanks for the relevation that US audiences reject politicised music. I'm sure fans of Marvin Gaye, Max Roach, Charles Mingus et al will be burning their record collections en masse.
Mark Thanks for the answer.....; Fro your Knowledge,US Audiences don't reject politicised music ....... they just accept it if the person made his career through his music, Not like Atzmon that made it wise versa and that's the big difference...... The US Audience accepts your views, after your Music talks and makes it. Not in this case, that's why Atzmon never made it in the US, read critics about HIS MUSIC in the US, Standard and boring.............. Or in your case US Audiences reject or don't understand Jazz music.......
I don't get the above comments and I'm an American living in England. Gilad doesn't play "politicised music". He has strong views about the Middle East (and the rest of the world) which go against the grain of American foreign policy. He proudly supports the Palestinian cause and tries to explain this through his Jewish background. The other side to Gilad is his music which is a fusion of genres but overwhelmingly unique and highly creative. I've heard Gilad play live many times. His music is apolitical but his banter between songs can be on any issue. (Most Americans would call that freedom of speech). And Gilad's music certainly "talks" to me.
I would first listen to Gilad live at least once and then judge . . . thank God we don't live by American standards