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Gilad Barkan, Boston, MA, Jul 13

Barkan's Trio featuring Bassist Dan Greenspan and Drummer Harvey Wirht

Join Boston-based jazz pianist Gilad Barkan and his Trio with guest flutist Amir Milstein, in concert at Ryles Music Club, 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge on Wednesday, July 13 beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, please call 617- 876-9330. Website: www.ryles.com.

"**** (Four stars). This is a powerfully impressive debut from one of Boston's finest pianistic talents." — Rick Anderson, All Music Guide

Pianist Barkan's music is rooted in jazz and combines elements of Brazilian and African rhythms. All Music Guide describes his 2003 trio release, Modulation (New Step Music) as "a powerfully impressive debut by one of Boston's finest pianistic talents." About his playing, Ferdinand Maylin wrote in Jazz Now that "Gilad has a wholesome touch and a lighthearted spirited feel." More praise comes from Seth Rogovoy in the Berkshire Eagle "Israeli-born pianist Gilad Barkan builds his improvisations from equal parts blues and Middle Eastern modes on his debut CD, and the result is a splendid example of how jazz has become an international grammar for musicians." And Michael P. Gladstone says in All About Jazz: "I'm placing this recording amongst some pretty significant trio recordings, like the early Bill Evans Trio... Zeitlin... and Mehldau..."

Barkan returns to Ryles with his trio and special guest flutist Amir Milstein for an exciting evening featuring new original compositions. Milstein has co-led Bustan, an internationally recognized world-music ensemble that melds Eastern and Western musical traditions, and collaborated with such artists as Zakir Hussain and Tito Puente. Bassist Dan Greenpan and drummer Harvey Wirht are long-time Boston favorites.

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