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Jazz Guitar Sensation at the Wexner on Jan 18

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by Mark Subel on January 14, 2013

Young Israeli jazz guitar sensation Gilad Hekselman has quickly established himself in the New York scene as a key musician to follow. At this concert you’ll hear him playing with drummer Marcus Gilmore, bassist Joe Martin, and spirited, warm-toned saxophonist Mark Turner, the same talents Hekselman enlists on his most recent release, Hearts Wide Open. Together, they evoke expansive imagery and provide a simmering backdrop for intimate solos that slyly draw in the listener instead of demanding attention with flash and flare.

The New York Times has praised Hekselman for “a warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, crazily extended improvisational ideas, speed when he needs it, an advanced understanding of harmony, and the flexibility to go wherever his bands want.”

Here’s a preview:

Gilad Hekselman 4tet
featuring Mark Turner, Marcus Gilmore and Joe Martin
Wexner Center
January 18th, 8pm
http://wexarts.org/pa/index.php?eventid=6731

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