Talinka’s New Release, Rainbow Over Kolonaki
Produced and mixed by Gilad Atzmon and recorded by Ben Lamdin at The Fish Factory Studio, London and mastered by Andrew Tulloch at The Blue Studio, 'Rainbow Over Kolonaki' follows Talinka's acclaimed 2017 debut.
Talinka creates a new, distinctive sound that explores the unique and diverse journeys of four British musicians: Jenny Bliss (a baroque virtuoso), Yaron Stavi (one of Europe's leading bass players) Gilad Atzmon (an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist with an affinity for ethnic sounds) and his wife Tali, whose singing has been paired with her theatrical career.
The music serves as a haunting bridge connecting deep moody jazz standards with a new form of World Music. In the process it touches many bases, with its wide-ranging and evocative arrangements, while Tali's perceptive and intelligent lyrics enhance the compositions.
The outcome is a natural breathing, deep and spacious sonic adventure that transcends musical boundaries. The unusual choice of instruments and combination of personalities creates an amalgam that results in an authentic continuum between ethnic, jazz, folk, tango, Early Music, past, present, East and West.
In their second album, 'Rainbow Over Kolonaki', Talinka remains faithful to its aesthetic principle. They adhere to beauty and simplicity while searching for the true melodic meaning of being in the world.
"This lilting blend of folk, early music, jazz, tango and free improvisation weaves a considerable spell...a subtle sense of exotic otherworldliness" Mojo
"Talinka - such an evocative name - wittily appropriate for this intimate set so sensitively arranged around Tali's straight from the heart, true and soulful voice." Robert Wyatt
"There's an airy spaciousness about Talinka's music, a music that is never far from the taste of tears." Andy Robson, Jazzwise
" Talinka is a gem, everything flowing, gently adventurous, soothing, highly sonorous, and pregnant with earthy jazz refrains." Mark S. Tucker, Veritas Vampirus
"Every now and again you come across a jazz album which dispenses with all the usual features and starts afresh: instrumentation, form, melody, harmony and soloing protocols are all reworked here with simplicity, depth and maturity." Sarah Chaplin, London Jazz News
"Tali is an Amazingly soulful jazz singer, whose voice captivates while the music weaves a magical spell on the listener" Mel Allen, The Progressive Aspect
"Supported by Robert Wyatt, Talinka is one of those releases that will make you tug your heart of "beautiful, soft and gentle..." Zachary Nathanzon, The Progressive Aspect
Tali Atzmon - Vocals, Ukulele
Jenny Bliss Bennett - Viola Da Gamba, Violin, Vocals Gilad Atzmon - Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Saxophones, Accordion, Guitar Yaron Stavi - Double Bass
Guests: Ross Stanley - Piano Billy Pod - Percussion & Drums
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