Etkin, Oran

Motéma, 2014CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Oran Etkin is one of several notable Israeli musicians making their way to the New York jazz scene. He plays clarinet and sax, composed and produced most of the music for Gathering Light. Etkin invites a strong cast to perform with him including bassist Ben Allison, Lionel Louke (g), Curtis Fowlkes (tb) and drummer Nasheet Waits. While Oran grew up in the US, he has a worldly music influence and sees song as a universal language that ties many cultures and history together. Highlights are “Gratitude”, the swinging “Takeda” and “Der Gasn Nign”.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity