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Excerpt from the Tokyo Jazz Festival September 2012 


"The feeling in a small club quickly grows intense when GILAD HEKSELMAN, an Israeli jazz guitarist in his mid-20s, steps up to improvise. Since arriving in New York five years ago, Mr. Hekselman has set himself roughly up in the line of Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, with a warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, crazily extended improvisational ideas...".
Ben Ratliff, NEW YORK TIMES

TÉLÉRAMA MAGAZINE, August 1, 2014 by Michel Contat (excerpt)

When Christian McBride, Gilad Hekselman and Joe Lovano stir up the Art of Trio...He came to play, not to impress the audience.

On July 18th and 19th, one of the best and most creative artists, Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman performed at le Duc des Lombards in Paris...

Gilad Hekselman, new album "Homes"

JV-570058 Joe Martin on double bass
, Marcus Gilmore on drums
and guest Jeff Ballard on drums

Download the press kit for "Homes"

With this opus 5 (his third with Harmonia Mundi) the six-string prince is celebrating a dozen years since his arrival in New York City, and also his first encounter with double-bass player Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, his bandmates for the last decade. The triumvirate is featured on Gilad's Words Unspoken, Hearts Wide Open and This Just In. On these essential recordings, and now with his lates album Homes, one could find abundant evidence that these formidable musicians form the ideal trio.

Homes - released in October of 2016 under the harmonia mundi banner (JazzVillage) is a wonderful exploration of Gilad's ports of call, capturing their distinct musical personalities as well as the human values they represent. Accompanied by loyal sidemen who have been with him for almost a decade and special guest Jeff Ballard, Gilad reveals the secrets behind his influences and welcomes us into the innermost parts of his Homes.

Listen to excerpts from HOMES


This Just In, Gilad Hekselman's fourth album, proposes an imaginative concept, coupled with the stellar musicianship this group is known for and creates a lasting impression. The album plays out like a news broadcast, peppered with short, improvised news breaks that each test the boundaries of style and genre in their own way.

Together the tracks shed light on the many musical styles that have influenced Gilad over the years. Jazz, rock, folk, African, Israeli and North Indian classical music converge in this beautiful collection of songs, creating a powerfully diverse and unique album that features Gilad’s harmonic and rhythmic mastery while showcasing the melodic virtuosity that has become his trademark.

Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums, along with guest saxophonist Mark Turner on three tracks, offer up the highest levels of musical taste and ability, painting a dynamic backdrop that allows Hekselman to truly shine. 

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 CONTACTS

Patricia JOHNSTON - MANAGER
Taklit Artist & Concert Management
22, rue de Fleurus 75006 Paris
+ 33 (0)1 45 49 11 42 | +33 (0)6 42 73 06 70

patricia@taklit.net 

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Booking Germany, Denmark and Norway
Tommy Høeg - Booker
Live Jazzbooking
Mozartstrasse 43A
22083 Hamburg. DE
DE: +49 152 24524800 - DK: +45 2685 9682
tommyhoeg@gmail.com

Production & International Coordination
JazzVillage  | Anne Favier | + 33 (0)4 90 49 90 49

afavier@harmoniamundi.com

Publicity & Promotion
Harmonia Mundi USA | Sarah Folger | +1 (818)-333-1522

sfolger@harmoniamundi.com

Publicist North America | Jason Paul Harman Byrne
redcatjazz@mac.com  | +1 (646) 259 2105


 

 

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