Sunday, November 27, 2016



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This week my guest on The JazzBites Show became interested in British Jazz as a young man after discovering Jazz albums in a British record shop in his native Jerusalem in the 1970s. Inspired by the work of Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, he then fell under the spell of the likes of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis and came to regard New York as the Mecca of all things Jazz. A former Israeli soldier who moved to Great Britain in 1996, and educated in both Israel and the United Kingdom in music and philosophy, he became a novelist and writer, and his dexterity as a Jazz musician grew and his creative ability as an artist became widely acknowledged on both sides of the Atlantic. A multi-media instrumentalist, he plays alto, soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophones and ethnic woodwind instruments, and his album <EXILE> was heralded as the BBC Jazz Album of the year in 2003. Described by John Lewis of THE GUARDIAN as the 'hardest gigging man in Jazz' he tours extensively and takes his music to appreciative Jazz audiences worldwide. As a member of The Blockheads, he's also recorded with other artists of note such as Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor, Robert Wyatt, The Waterboys, Pink Floyd, and Paul McCartney to name but a few: a list that is testament to his prowess as an artist and musician. His highly-acclaimed 16th album  <In Loving Memory of America> was released earlier in 2016.

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