Friday, September 25, 2015

USA/UK: MoonJune distributes "Whistle Blower" album by Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble in the USA

"The Whistle Blower"
Distributed in the USA by MoonJune Music
Dear Friends in Music

MoonJune Records is now distributing and marketing in the USA the latest album of Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble, the semimal "The Whistle Blower", originally released on Atzmon's Fanfare Jazz label in the UK.

​GILAD ATZMON: alto & soprano saxophone, clarinet, accordion, guitar, vocals; FRANK HARRISON: piano, keyboards, vocals; YARON STAVI: double bass, electric bass, vocals; CHRIS HIGGINBOTTOM: drums, vocals; plus special guests TALI ATZMON vocals; ANONIO FEOLA: vocals.

**** (4 stars) - John Fordham, The Guardian, UK

***** (5 stars) - Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal Magazine, UK

**** (4 stars) The Whistleblower succeeds in consolidating the sometimes competing aspects of Gilad Atzmon’s musical personality into a more complete, unified artistic statement than was apparent on several of his previous albums.  - Stuart Nicholson, JazzWise Magazine, UK (cover story)

​***** (5 stars) - Trevor LaBonte, The Ugly Truth, UK
**** (4 stars) - Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann, UK

​**** (4 stars) - Stephen Graham,  Marlbank, UK

"One of the most enjoyable releases of the year so far. - Tim Stenhouse, UK Vibe

​"Atzmon  as forthright in his music as in his opinions, as witty and playful, as deadly serious, as exuberant and intense, as romantic and sentimental, as visceral and pugilistic, and as generally bursting with personality. This is a man who appears to live life at a higher, wilder, riskier level than most of us have the energy for." - Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast, UK

"​The Whistle Blower is beautiful in many ways. It leaves the listener with melodies to savor. It is balanced, well delivered and the varied menu is sure to cater for many tastes. On the album sleeve, Gilad Atzmon states that the compositions are about love, nostalgia, devotion and simplicity — and that he hopes the listener enjoys listening to is as much as the band enjoyed making it. I think it is safe to say that has been achieved." - Sammy Stein, Something Else, USA