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Talinka is led by Israeli born and London based vocalist and film-maker Tali Atzmon. The group creates a new distinctive sound that explores the diverse musical journeys of four British musicians, each already distinguished in their fields.
Tali Atzmon was a renowned actress and singer in Israel; Jenny Bliss is a baroque virtuoso artist who plays viola da gamba, baroque violin, and sings on this album; Yaron Stavi is one of the leading double bass players in Europe and Gilad Atzmon is an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, performing here on bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, Tenor sax, accordion, and guitar.
Talinka defies boundaries creating a natural continuum between folk, jazz, tango, and early music. The unusual choice of instruments and combination of personalities create an amalgam of past and present, East and West.
“Terrific emotional depth…very entertaining and richly enjoyable”
Peter Jones, Bebop Spoken Here
“There’s an airy spaciousness about Talinka’s music, a music that is never far from the taste of tears” – Andy Robson, Jazzwise
“…their songs are a wonderful journey of life performed in the most intimate of ways” – Wesley Derbyshire, Mediaversal Reviews
Vocalist and actress Tali Atzmon started her starry career at the Israeli National Theatre. She then took a break from stage in favour of film making and photography while raising her family. Later on, she returned to the stage picking up music again and releasing her debut album ‘Talinka’ which received glowing critical acclaim and soon after was followed by the release of her second album ‘Rainbow Over Kolonaki’.
“Tali is an amazingly soulful jazz singer, whose voice captivates while the music weaves a magical spell on the listener, drawing you in” – Mel Allen, The Progressive Aspect
“Tali Atzmon, a deeply personal and soulful jazz singer” – Peter Thelen, Expose
“Her vocals reminisce of the late great Peggy Lee” – Zachary Nathanson, Blogspot.co.uk
Tali Atzmon – vocals, ukulele
Jenny Bliss Bennett – viola da gamba, violin, vocals
Gilad Atzmon – bass clarinet, clarinet, saxophones, accordion , guitar
Yaron Stavi – double bass