"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, speed when he needs it, an advanced understanding of harmony, and the flexibility to go wherever his bands want."
Gilad Hekselman, guitar
Matt Brewer, Bass
Rudy Royston, Drums
Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. In only a few years, this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York jazz scene, including Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato, Aaron Parks, and Greg Hutchinson.
Hekselman has played all the famous jazz clubs in New York, including the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, and Smalls. He is constantly touring worldwide and has played many of the world's major jazz festivals, including Montreux, North Sea, Montreal, and San Francisco. His latest album, Hearts Wide Open (2011) received rave reviews globally and was featured in many Best of 2011 lists, including those compiled by The New York Times, Amazon, and iTunes.
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