Alto Saxophonist, author and activist Gilad Atzmon is the perfect choice for this anniversary show celebrating be-bop pioneer Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. The concert will focus on Parker’s beautiful series of recordings with strings from the early 1950’s and features Atzmon’s celebrated quartet the Orient House Ensemble and the celebrated Sigamos String Quartet.
As jazz critic Phil Johnson notes “While most jazz tribute projects are dry as dust, Gilad Atzmon’s marvelous evocation of Charlie Parker’s legendary 1949 Verve recording with strings somehow succeeds in conveying Bird’s mercurial genius, as well as accurately re-presenting what counts as some of the most profoundly beautiful music ever.”
Orient House Ensemble
Alto Sax: Gilad Atzmon Dbl. Bass: Yaron Stavi Piano: Ros Stanley Drums: Enzo Zirilli
Sigamos String Quartet
There will be a screening of Bird, showcasing the life of Charlie Parker at the Watershed taking place at 12.30pm that afternoon, for more info please check out the link here