Oded Tzur is a tenor saxophonist with a warm tone reminiscent of John Coltrane, with which he convincingly bridges Western and Eastern music. He is praised for his narrative compositions, his unprecedented control over the saxophone’s dynamics and his singular technique of sliding between its various notes.
Coming from Tel Aviv, the saxophonist studied Indian music with the legendary flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia at the Rotterdam conservatory. He’s currently part of the new generation of Israeli musicians celebrating success in the New York jazz scene. With his current album Here Be Dragons he has made his debut on the renowned label ECM. At the BIMHUIS he will be joined by pianist Nitai Hershkovits and bassist Petros Klampanis, who have played here with their own bands, and drummer Jonathan Blake.
‘His ability to manipulate his instrument’s timbre borders on the impossible’ (de Volkskrant).
‘His serene sound is, paradoxically, swinging and intense’ (Draai om je oren).
Oded Tzur tenorsax, Nitai Hershkovits piano, Petros Klampanis bass, Johnathan Blake drums