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Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

More than 75 years removed from his breakthrough, the late Benny Goodman remains the most important clarinetist in the history of jazz, and one of its most successful bandleaders. Yet today, despite that vaunted status, he is often overlooked, something Oran Etkin aims to remedy with this new collection. It’s a decidedly different path for … Read More “Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman”

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Oran Etkin: Gathering Light

Oran Etkin, a native Israeli clarinetist-saxophonist and ardent proponent of melded cultures, sows gratitude for his world travels throughout Gathering Light. Indeed, his song called “Gratitude” initiated these sessions, prompting a display of effusive teamwork from the all-star ensemble, including trombonist Curtis Fowlkes as his frontline partner, bassist Ben Allison and drummer Nasheet Waits in … Read More “Oran Etkin: Gathering Light”

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