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Ari Hoenig Quartet

Gilad Hekselman is a phenomenal young guitarist. In 2011 he contributed some wonderful work to Ari’s CD “Lines of Oppression”. Gilad also released his third CD as a bandleader, the incredible “Hearts Wide Open”, which was selected among the “Best of 2011” by The New York Times, and jumped up the charts at iTunes and Amazon. In an interview in September last year Pat Metheny named Gilad as one of the “great young players out there”. And recently, Guitar Aficionado magazine included Gilad in their article “Five Contemporary Jazz Guitarists Worth Exploring”. I expect great t ...read more

Gilad Hekselman is a phenomenal young guitarist. In 2011 he contributed some wonderful work to Ari’s CD “Lines of Oppression”. Gilad also released his third CD as a bandleader, the incredible “Hearts Wide Open”, which was selected among the “Best of 2011” by The New York Times, and jumped up the charts at iTunes and Amazon. In an interview in September last year Pat Metheny named Gilad as one of the “great young players out there”. And recently, Guitar Aficionado magazine included Gilad in their article “Five Contemporary Jazz Guitarists Worth Exploring”. I expect great things from Gilad in the future.

The Ari Hoenig Quartet was formed at the end of 2002 while playing every Monday night at the New York Village jazz club Fat Cat. This band featured Jacques Schwarz-Bart on tenor sax, Jean Michel Pilc on piano and Matt Penman on bass. They released two records on the Smalls Records label: “The Painter” (2004) and the DVD “Kinetic Hues” (2005).

Ari’s Quartet with Tigran Hamasyan, Gilad Hekselman, Orlando le Fleming and Chris Tordini released “Lines of Oppression” (2011) on the Naïve label. This record represents a culmination of Ari’s bandleading, composing and accounting skills.

Orlando le Fleming is “a major talent with the keenest of ears, deeply expressive technique, and a penchant for challenge”, according to All About Jazz. Orlando is another veteran bandmate of Ari’s, providing most of the bass work for “Lines of Oppression”, and is a key member of other top flight groups with Jonathan Kreisberg, Will Vinson, Lage Lund, and David Sanchez. He is also developing into a fine bandleader in his own right, with his 2010 CD debut “From Brooklyn With Love”.

Shai Maestro is the newcomer to this team, and is building an impressive resume himself. Only 25 years of age, Shai was a featured member of Avishai Cohen’s band since 2007, with the latest recorded effort being 2011’s “Seven Seas”. Recently, he left to pursue bigger plans for his own Shai Maestro Trio, and their first CD will be released in April 2012.

The Ari Hoenig Quartet starts their Asian tour with three nights at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 11, and 12, before jetting to Bangkok, Thailand for workshops at Silpakorn University on March 14, and performance at Mello Yello on March 15. They wrap up with a performance at the Mosaic Music Festival at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore on March 17, and a workshop with the Bright Young Things jazz mentorship program on March 18. Please use the links provided for more information on tickets and times! « hide


Lines Of Oppression
2011

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