Exile – Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble (2003)

Exile - Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble CD Cover

The BBC Jazz Award-winning album (Best album of 2003) by jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and his extremely successful Orient House Ensemble. It was after Romano Viazzani was called into the recording studio in 2002 to record some of the tracks on this album that Atzmon asked him to join the band.  A fruitful relationship which lasted 5 years in which the OHE toured all over the UK and Europe and reached number 1 in the several Jazz charts. The ensemble would be equally at home playing in contemporary music festival, world music festivals and jazz festivals and on the stages of large theatres like the Barbican, Leipzig Opera House, Hamburg Opera House or in the intimate jazz clubs of the UK and Europe.



1 Dal’Ouna On The Return

2 Al-Quds

3 Jenin

4 Ouz

5 Orient House

6 Land Of Canaan

7 Exile

8 La Côte Méditerranée

9 Epilogue


Accordion – Koby Israelite (tracks: 8), Peter Watson (tracks: 1), Romano Viazzani (tracks: 4, 9)
Double Bass – Yaron Stavi
Drums, Bendir – Asaf Sirkis
Flute – Gabi Fortuna
Piano – Frank Harrison
Producer [Musical] – Philip Bagenal
Recorded By, Mixed By – Philip Bagenal
Saxophone [Soprano, Alto], Clarinet, Flute, Composed By – Gilad Atzmon
Violin – Marcel Mamaliga
Vocals – Reem Kelani (tracks: 1, 2), Tali Atzmon (tracks: 9)
Vocals, Oud – Dhafer Youssef (tracks: 8)