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RECENT PRESS - USA:
New York Times
"With Authority on each of his instruments, [Etkin leads] a band that makes mobility seem as natural as breathing" - Nate Chinen (NY Times)
DownBeat Magazine
"So why is clarinetist Oran Etkin's Gathering Light nearly perfect?... what really pushes the recording close to 5-star status is the seemingly effortless chemistry among the five musicians" - James Hale (DownBeat Magazine)
Christian Science Monitor
"tasty soufflés of melody, rhythm, and joy" - Christian Science Monitor
WBGO
"In addition to superb mastery of his instrument, this open-hearted attitude enables him to draw from his roots and translate essential human experience into a wide variety of contexts." - Tim Wilkins (WBGO)
US Weekly (Celebrity News & Gossip)
About Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo work with Martha Stewart

RECENT PRESS - FRANCE:
Liberation.fr
"Oran Etkin réveille l'enfant qui sommeille en nous. Certes pas un talent mince. Il suppose d'attirer la confiance, de promettre le bonheur et la beauté, de diffuser la bonté, de donner le sentiment de jouer. " - Bruno Pfeiffer (liberation.fr)
Jazz Magazine/JazzMan
REVELATION! "beaucoup d'inspiration et une grande expressivité instrumentale... dans un propos cohérent et original qui mêle virtuosité et feeling... Un album riche, foisonnant et passionnant de bout en bout, qui nous étonne à chaque plage... nous applaudissons et en redemandons" - Lionel Eskenazi (JazzMagazine)
Telerama
"album pétillant de surprises" - Michel Contat (Telerama)
La Terrasse
"une magnifique découverte du label Motema, Oran Etkin délivre une musique rayonnante et généreuse qui invite à la découverte de l'autre" - Jean Luc Caradec (La Terrasse)
TSF Jazz Interview
TSF Live Broadcast of Paris CD Release Concert
France Musique - Open Jazz (Alex Dutilh)

RECENT PRESS - GERMANY:
JazzThing
"Auf dem neuen album 'Gathering Light' (Motéma/Membran) gelingt Oran Etkin das Klarinett spielen mit aufreizender Lässigkeit." - Rolf Thomas (Jazz Thing)
JazzPodium
"Etkin ist ein wahrer Troubadour, ein Holzblasinstrumente spielender Visionär, dessen wunderbare Musik sicherlich derzeit noch am Hauptstrom der Hörgewohnheiten der breiten Mas- sen vorbeifließt, die aber dezidiert jegli- che Form von Kulturimperialismus aufs Schärfste verurteilt und ob ihrer einen- den Kräfte gerade deshalb in diesen Tagen unbedingt überall gehört werden sollte." - Thorsten Hingst (Jazz Podium)
NDR Radio Kultur - Featured Album of the week on "Play Jazz!"
"Die fünf bringen in ihrer Musik ausdrucksstarke Klänge zu einer tanzbaren Musik zusammen, die sich jede Freiheit nimmt und genau dadurch die lichten Momente findet. " - Mauretta Heinzelmann (NDR Radio)
JazzThetik

RECENT PRESS - UNITED KINGDOM:
Jazz Wise
"Etkin roots his music deep in many traditions all the while keeping the harmonic palette rich... The whole ensemble seems to have understood that the rich, often plaintive motifs and melodic hooks are not simply foils for bouts of showy soloing." - Kevin Le Gendre (JazzWise)
High Fi News
"His deep, woody-toned bass clarinet combines arrestingly with Curtis Fowlkes' trombone and Lionel Loueke's guitar, not to mention the excellent Ben Allison on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums" - Steve Harris (Hi Fi News)
#2 in Echoes Magazine UK Top 10 Jazz Chart by Kevin Le Gendre

RECENT PRESS - BELGIUM:
Le Soir
Libre Belgique

SELECTION OF OLDER RADIO CLIPS:

NY Times Critic Ben Ratliff talks about Oran's music on WBGO

Alex Dutilh interviews Oran for France Culture (Radio France)

Public Radio International (PRI) features Oran Etkin's Album Kelenia on "Afropop Worldwide"


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Turkish TV Report About Timbalooloo at Istanbul Jazz Fest

Czech National TV News:

Television RTC Belgique (Belgium):

CBS News on Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo (NYC):

AWARDS:
#1 Rising Star Clarinetist - Downbeat Critic's Poll
Etkin's music featured on compilation that won GRAMMY Award
Etkin's music featured on different compilation that was nominated for GRAMMY Award
Etkin's album Kelenia wins "Best World Music Album" at Independent Music Awards
Etkin's album Wake Up, Clarinet! wins "Best Children's Album" at Independent Music Awards
Wake Up, Clarinet received Parents Choice Award
Wake Up, Clarinet received National Association of Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA)


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