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September 26, 2017
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Rave Reviews for Translator’s Note

In reviewing Translator's Note, international critics have referred to Oded as "One of the jazz world's premier storytellers" (Dan Mcclenaghan, All About Jazz)"One of the great musical thinkers of our time" (Wolf Kampmann) and "One of the most exciting musicians to come along in a long time" (Jeff Simon, Buffalo News). The quartet was called "The Coltrane Quartet of the 21st Century" (CD Journal, Japan) and the album named "One of the best albums of the year, to date" (Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz). Read more reviews on the album page.

May 18, 2017

Translator’s Note Released Worldwide

After being released in Japan and South Africa earlier this year, Translator's Note, Oded's second album on Enja Records, is now available worldwide. Find the album on iTunes or Amazon.

From Oded's Blog

February 7, 2016
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Bela Discovers Overtone Singing

Today on Bela Discovers we will learn that a singer can sing two notes at the same time. Or rather, that we are all singing many notes at the same time, but some of us have learned to make those […]

February 6, 2016
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Bela Discovers Min Xiao-Fen

Today on Bela Discovers we will explore the truly hypnotizing musicianship of Min Xiao-Fen. I first heard about her from a mutual friend in The Netherlands, and going to see her concert was one of the first things I did […]

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Details
2 Dec 2017 | 8:00pm Edmonton, Canada Yardbird Suite Oded Tzur Quartet
24 Feb 2018 | 8:00pm Budapest, Hungary Opus Jazz Club Oded Tzur Quartet
25 Feb 2018 | 6:00pm Lüdinghausen, Germany Burg Vischering Oded Tzur Quartet
2 Mar 2018 | 7:30pm Paris, France Duc Des Lombards Oded Tzur Quartet
3 Mar 2018 | 10:00pm Elmau, Germany Schloss-Elmau Oded Tzur Quartet
February 7, 2016
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Bela Discovers Overtone Singing

Today on Bela Discovers we will learn that a singer can sing two notes at the same time. Or rather, that we are all singing many notes at the same time, but some of us have learned to make those […]

February 6, 2016
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Bela Discovers Min Xiao-Fen

Today on Bela Discovers we will explore the truly hypnotizing musicianship of Min Xiao-Fen. I first heard about her from a mutual friend in The Netherlands, and going to see her concert was one of the first things I did […]

January 16, 2016
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Bela Discovers Kishori Amonkar

Today on Bela discovers we will experience the haunting mastery of Kishori Amonkar. When I were in school I got to hear a lot of stories about this extraordinary singer. Some say she can show up so late to a concert, the audience […]

January 15, 2016
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Bela Discovers Gypsy Music from the Balkans

Today on Bela Discovers we will delve a little bit into the roots of gypsy music in the Balkans. What has always been so special to me about these musicians is that there is an ever present feeling of freedom in […]

January 14, 2016
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Bela Discovers the World of Tabla

Today on Bela Discovers, we will visit the vast and extraordinary world of Tabla – and we will do so by examining just one short video. Traditionally, tabla schools (or Gharanas as they are called in India) are very seclusive. Knowledge […]

January 13, 2016
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Bela Discovers Méditation (Thaïs)

Today on Bela Discovers we will experience different interpretations to the piece “Meditation” by French composer Jules Massenet. In European classical music there is a “marriage” of sorts between the composition and the performance. Important pieces have so many performances, so […]

January 12, 2016
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Bela Discovers Erdal Erzincan

On this very first episode of Bela Discovers we will visit the music of Erdal Erzincan. He is one of my favorite musicians in the world the father of a technique called “Selpe”. The Saz, also known as Baglama, used […]

October 5, 2015

Like a Great River Official Video

This is the newest video introducing the Oded Tzur Quartet and its debut album, Like a Great River. In addition to featuring two full tracks (Child's Dance and Warrior Elephants Flying in the Moonlight) as its soundtrack, this video attempts to shed light on the concept and motivations behind the band's music. Learn more about the album and listen to Tzurkauns live from the studio here.

January 16, 2015
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How to present the first note

Beginnings are always meaningful. From every experience, my teacher Gersh Geller once said, we remember the beginning and the end most clearly. I will never forget the hours he and I spent on refining just one note – the beginning of […]