Many Lincolnshire folk might not have heard of Talinka. But their links to our area and local musicians are indesputable.
Three of the four members have very strong musical lineage to our area. Yaron Stavi has contributed on albums by Robert Wyatt and Ian James Stewart; Gilad Atzman has worked extensively with Robert Wyatt and Josie Moon; Tali and Gilad along with Robert Wyatt and Ros Stephens delivered the beautiful Alfreda Benge lyrics to the title track of “The Ghosts Within“, whilst Tali produced a video of the recording process for the album.
(On a historical note, both Gilad and Yaron are members of The Blockheads).
“Talinka is a music-loving adventure. For us, the love of music extends beyond style and genre. We blend folk, early music, jazz, tango and free improvisation. We believe in songs and beauty being vital forces of nature. We adhere to simplicity, harmony and warmth. We hope you’ll enjoy our debut album as much as we enjoyed giving birth to it.”
(Tali, Jenny, Gilad and Yaron)
Vocals / Tali Atzmon
Viola da Gamba, Flute, Baroque Violin & Vocals / Jenny Bliss
Double Bass / Yaron Stavi
Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax & Accordion/ Gilad Atzmon
“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 .Since hearing Ms. Atzmon’s discrete contributions to records by Gilad and friends. I’ve long wished she would make a record revealing her own deeply personal approach to music , and here ,at last, is that record.”
UK Tour (2020) NB – Schedule updated on web site
30/1/20, Thu, Dbl bill Talinka & the OHE, Bonington Theatre, Nottingham
2/2/20, Sun, Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny @ 8pm
7/2/20, Fri, Album Launch @ The Vortex, London
8/2/20, Sat, The Verdict, Brighton
14/4/20, Tue, Wilmslow Jazz Club, Cheshire @8pm
16/4/20, Thu, 606 jazz club, London
15/5/20, Friday, Dbl bill Talinka + The OHE, Birmingham Jazz Festival