The Gilad Atzmon with Strings project makes a brief stop at the BBC.

with the Orient House Ensemble and the Sigamos String Quartet
BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” 2011 [no label, 1CD]

Live in London, July 11, 2011. From BBC Radio 3 HD stream at 320kbps. Ex stereo.

When Charlie Parker first released Charlie Parker With Strings, there was disquiet that the great saxman was pushing for greater sales. The With Strings album was all covers of popular standards. Over the years, Charlie Parker With Strings has been seen as a satisfying combination of cool jazz with strings that worked for many fans.

Gilad Atzmon has not been blind to its power. He is currently touring as Gilad Atzmon With Strings and bringing along the Sigamos String Quartet. Together they cover much of the songs Parker did. Atzmon has said of Charlie Parker With Strings that he “loved the way the music is both beautiful and subversive – the way (Parker) basks in the strings but also fights against them.”

A great big thanks to UncleBoko who shared this show at Dime.

Track 01. Introduction
Track 02. Everything Happens to Me (Tom Adair and Matt Dennis arranged by Gilad Atzmon)
Track 03. What is this Thing? Called Love? (Cole Porter arranged bu Gilad Atzmon)
Track 04. Talk (Gilad Atzmon and Ros Stephen)
Track 05. Laura (David Raksin arranged by Gilad Atzmon)
Track 06. Outro

Gilad Atzmon – saxophone
Yaron Stavi – double bass
John Turville – piano
Eddie Hick – drums

The Sigamos String Quartet features:
Ros Stephen – violin
Laura Moody – cello
Lizzie Ball – violin
Alexander Urquhart – viola

Click here for the tracks.