Gilad Ronen’s “Reflections” is a musical masterpiece that effortlessly blends modern jazz with classical Indian music. The title track of his third record, “Reflections” is a well-arranged composition featuring a 9-piece ensemble and a beautiful vocal solo by Liora Itzhak.
The fusion of jazz and Indian music creates a unique and rich musical landscape, with improvisational and harmonic elements of jazz blending seamlessly with the intricate rhythms and traditional instruments of classical Indian music. The result is a hauntingly beautiful melody that is both soothing and invigorating.
Gilad Ronen, an Israeli multi-woodwind virtuoso, has had an illustrious career in the music industry. He started his journey at Berklee College of Music in 2003, and later completed his M.A at USC Thornton and Diploma from Thelonious Monk Institute of jazz in 2005. During his years in New York City, he performed at some of the most well-known jazz clubs like the Blue Note, Village Vanguard, and Smalls. He even joined the acid funk pop group “The Brand New Heavies” and toured worldwide until 2009.
After his return to Israel, Gilad established himself as the leading woodwind side man figure for most major pop acts in Israel. He regularly records and performs on Broadway musicals, radio and TV shows, and performs to large arena crowds of 40,000+ people. In recent years, Gilad has also taken on the role of arranging and producing music for different artists like Shlomi Shabbat, David Broza, Yaakov Shweki, and Yosef Gutman, with music spanning genres like rock, pop, EDM, trance, world, and jazz.
With his third album in the works, Gilad Ronen’s “Reflections” serves as a testament to his skill and versatility as a musician. The title track is a masterclass in fusion music that showcases his ability to seamlessly blend different musical styles and instruments to create a truly unique sound.