Homes is a powerful album by Gilad Hekselman trio featuring Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums, and guest drummer Jeff Ballard.
Rhythmically speaking Gilad Hekselman is considered the "the rhythmic genius of his generation" (JazzMag-France) Gilad Hekselman is an extraordinary guitarist whose instrumental ease and precision have earned him numerous opportunities with artists like Avishai Cohen, Mark Turner, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Potter or Aaron Parks. Homes is his 3rd with Harmonia Mundi, and recorded with his original trio featuring Joe Martin on bass, Marcus Gilmore on drums and special guest Jeff Ballard on drums..
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Gilad Hekselman's SplitLife (Smalls Records) is everything one could hope for in a debut release. The Israeli-born guitarist shows maturity beyond his years...In terms of time feel, technique, tone projection and linear and chordal sophistication, Hekselman is clearly poised to reach the highest ranks on his instrument.
- David Adler, Jazz Times
The feeling in a small club quickly grows intense when GILAD HEKSELMAN, an Israeli jazz guitarist in his mid-20s, steps up to improvise. Since arriving in New York five years ago, Mr. Hekselman has set himself roughly up in the line of Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, with a warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, crazily extended improvisational ideas.
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times
Possessing a distinctive lyricism and easily embraceable artfulness that seems to reach beyond his years... Hekselman has a pristine, crystalline sound and a bright playing style that seems as natural and sustaining as air and water... Imagine a brightly lit day, sunlight on water - you are there. If Monet’s waterlily studies were music this could be it... with a quiet assertiveness and expertise that is winning throughout.
- Laurel Gross, All About Jazz
He has emerged from a crowded field of six-string slingers to be hailed as a signficant voice in the next generation of jazz guitarists.
— The Saratogian (Canada)
This 30 year old Israeli has no competition amongst the guitarist of his generation.
- Gregor Dozauer, Die Zeit / Germany
French journalist Ludovic Florin recently wrote that Gilad is « rhythmically, the most gifted guitarist of the century.
- Ludovic Florian / France
Mr. Hekselman, playing complex chords with extended harmony — the higher science of jazz academia, but done with passion — moved his solo toward a peak. About two minutes in, the audience began yelling.
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times
Hekselman is a subtle player who holds the spotlight with tasteful runs. He seeks out transcendental lines and often finds them. Hekselman doesn't clamor for attention. His playing, though, is quietly persuasive.
- Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer
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Gilad Hekselman's new project, ZuperOctave, is a bass-less trio featuring Aaron Parks on synths, rhodes and piano and Kush Abadey 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