Gilad Hekselman´s ZuperOctave
ft. Aaron Parks & Kendrick Scott (USA)
JAZZ OF FOUR CONTINENTS
Gilad Hekselman's new project, ZuperOctave, is a bass-less trio featuring Aaron Parks on synths, rhodes and piano and Kendrick Scott on drums and pads. It's a retro-futuristic sound - imagining the sound as if the future of jazz was perceived in the past. Hekselman and Parks take on the bass part, and sometimes just leave that space open. In terms of passion for melody and rhythm, this is no different than Gilad's music to this point. But, in most other aspects, he presents a brand new sound here. Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. In only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York jazz scene including Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Anat Cohen Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Sam Yahel, Jeff Ballard, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks and Greg Hutchinson. Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public's attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Besides playing with Blanchard, Parks has performed with a variety of artists including Christian Scott, Kendrick Scott, Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Kurt Rosenwinkel and also he was an integral part of the James Farm Quartet with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland. In the relatively short span of ten years, drummer and composer Kendrick Scott has established himself as an artist of great versatility and depth. Having toured and recorded with such luminaries as Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, the Crusaders, Robert Glasper, Gretchen Parlato and others, he has proven his ability to adapt his style to virtually any occasion or circumstance, and at the same time maintain his own distinctive voice in the process.
Gilad Hekselman – guit & loops
Aaron Parks – piano & Fender Rhodes
Kendrick Scott – drums & pads
Admission – presale: seating CZK 500, standing CZK 250, at the door: seating CZK 600, standing CZK 300. No club discounts. Seats reservation is possible only if you buy a ticket. Thank you for understanding.
Band website: www.giladhekselman.com