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Ask For Chaos
August 20, 2018 - August 21, 2018
Acclaimed guitarist Gilad Hekselman (who claimed the #1 spot in the Rising Star-Guitar Category in the 2017 DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll) established a reputation for silky harmonies and easy lyricism –“a vision of modern jazz that’s harmonically fluent but not averse to simple melody or gentle, approachable effect,” as The New York Times wrote.
In his latest release, “Ask for Chaos,” Hekselman makes some radical departures, by juxtaposing two trios (The gHex Trio, with Rick Rosato on bass and Jonathan Pinson on drums, and ZuperOctave, featuring pianist/keyboardist Aaron Parks and drummer Kush Abadey) with starkly contrasting sounds.
“The album title is not necessarily a description of the music,” Hekselman explained in a press release, “but the environment in which the music was made. In these bands we don’t look for one way to do something, we always look for new ways. We like the instability and chaotic feeling of that.”