"Every now and again you come across a jazz album which dispenses with all the usual features and starts afresh: instrumentation, form, melody, harmony and soloing protocols are all reworked here with simplicity, depth and maturity." - Sarah Chaplin, London Jazz News
Sunday, August 5th
New World Music with Talinka
"Terrific emotional depth . . . Very entertaining and richly enjoyable." - Peter Jones, Bebop Spoken Here
"Tali is an amazingly soulful jazz singer, whose voice captivates while the music weaves a magical spell on the listener, drawing you in. The album is full of delicate touches, wonderful melodies and interesting changes, which always hold your attention." - The Progressive Aspect
Talinka creates a new, very distinctive sound that explores the unique and diverse journeys of four British musicians: Jenny Bliss (a baroque virtuoso), Yaron Stavi (one of Europe's leading bass players) Gilad Atzmon (an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist with an affinity for ethnic sounds) and his wife Tali.
The music is at times haunting, connecting with deep moody jazz standards and a new international form of World Music. In the process it touches many bases, with its wide-ranging and evocative arrangements, while Tali's perceptive and intelligent lyrics enhance the compositions.
The outcome is a sonic adventure, and the unusual choice of instruments and combination of personalities creates an amalgam of past and present, East and West. A natural continuum between ethnic, jazz, tango, free improv and Early Music, transcending musical boundaries.
As Jazzwise critic Andy Robson, wrote when reviewing the CD: "There’s an airy spaciousness about Talinka’s music, a music that is never far from the taste of tears."
Tali Atzmon (Vocals), Gilad Atzmon (Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Accordion, Guitar), Jenny Bliss (Viola da Gamba, Baroque Violin, Flute, Vocals), Yaron Stavi (Double Bass).
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm