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Gilad Hekselman: Ask for Chaos (Hexophonic Music/Motéma)

Despite its title, Gilad Hekselman’s Ask for Chaos has a tuneful gentleness that may tempt some to presume the music is all surface and not listen any deeper. It’s an understandable reaction, given the amount of electronic effects applied here, but equating processing with a lack of depth is a mistake, because there’s quite a lot … Read More “Gilad Hekselman: Ask for Chaos (Hexophonic Music/Motéma)”

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Gilad Hekselman: Homes

Homes is the most contemplative and tender of Gilad Hekselman’s five records to date, and the one that comes closest to the hushed, elegant dynamics the guitarist so obviously admires in the long-term piano trios of Ahmad Jamal and Bill Evans. For the first time since his 2006 debut, the Israeli-born, NYC-based Hekselman has eschewed … Read More “Gilad Hekselman: Homes”

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