A Kit for Mending Thoughts

Efrat Alony with Oliver Leicht and Frank Wingold

Oliver Leicht / clarinet, electronicsFrank Wingold / guitarEfrat Alony / vocals, key, electronics, toys

A Kit For Mending Thoughts

The Israeli singer and composer Efrat Alony has been fascinating the European audience and press ever since her arrival in Berlin.  

Expressive and urgent in her compositions, vulnerable - almost thin-skinned in her prose, and unmistakably unique in her agile, warm sound and style of singing. On the constant search for new paths- Efrat was crowned "one of the most important voices in the german jazz scene" (Ulf Drechsel, Kulturadio, Berlin Brandenburg) and her band Alony to “ one of the most outstanding ensemble of the current international singer-songwriter scene” ( Norbert Krampf, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)  

 

With Oliver Leicht on clarinets and electronics and Frank Wingold on guitars, Alony takes on a new “sound-adventure”: with a framework-that is without boundaries - open for excursions to rock and electronics. 

 

Their popular art-songs and imaginary folksongs paint a fascinating mosaic, reflecting on a wide range of emotions, creating a "cinema for the ear", diving into the endless depth of improvisation. 

Guided with the curiosity for the unorthodox and the unknown, as well as a great subtlety and finesse, with the serenity - to question - and the repose - to try and answer, this trio bewitches the listener. 

Alony's music was best portrayed by Doug Ramsey (Artsjournal): "I'm not sure that there is a category for what Alony does. I'm not sure that there should be. Call it music.“  

 

“A Kit for mending thoughts” (a co-production with the Berlin Radio RBB) will be released on Enja Records , Nov. 2012 

Efrat Alony/ Oliver Leicht/Frank Wingold

"If I should lose you"/R.Rainger, L.Robin 

Efrat Alony

Born in Haifa, Israel, in 1975, as a daughter of Jewish Iraqi new comers, singer Efrat Alony studied composition, arranging, jazz singing and classical singing in Israel, Germany and the U.S. Efrat was a featured as a soloist with many big bands such as the Sunday Night Orchestra (CD “Overcast”, 2008), the Zurich Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Radio Big Band Frankfurt, the Zurich Jazz Orchestra as well as the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra ( CD „Songs for love lost“, 2011) 

  

Efrat has worked as a musical director and vocal coach for various theater productions, such with the renown American director Robert Wilson. In 2006 she was awarded the Jazz Performance Prize of the Karl Hofer Society and the Jazz Institute Berlin. in 2008 and in 2010 she received the City of Berlin Jazz Award. In 2009 Alony recieved the „Nürnberg Nachrichten International Jazz award“ and in 2010 she was nominated for the BMW world Jazz award.  

Since 2009 Efrat Alony is a Professor for Jazz Singing at the HKB College of the arts in Bern, Switzerland. In 2014 Efrat recieved the "german music author's prize"of the GEMA for Jazz composition.  

Links

We sail away/E.Alony

Jazz festival Bonn. 12.5.2015 

Oliver Leicht

has been working for more than 20 years as a freelance musician in Cologne, Germany and the world. He has played and recorded with bands like: Frank Reinshagen Big Band, Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra, Paul Kuhn Big Band, Sunday Night Orchestra, Bremen Big Band, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Peter Herbolzheimers Rhythm Combination & Brass, the Big Bands of ndr, wdr, RIAS and hr (German Broadcasting Stations), [re:jazz] and Bob Brookmeyer ́s New Art Orchestra. Since 2005 he is a member of HR Big Band. 

 

 

Lonely woman/O.Colman

Alony/Leicht/Wingold 

Frank Wingold

lives in Cologne and is part of various local bands. He is professor for jazz guitar at the Univeristy for Applied Sciences Osnabrück/Germany and teacher for jazz guitar at the Prins Claus Conservatoire Groningen/Netherlands. He combines classical, jazz and rock oriented techniques on accoustic and electric guitars in developing his own style of improvisation and composition. His influences include the classical repertoire of the 20. century, traditional and modern jazz, the history of rock music and the music of eastern European and oriental cultures. 

 

 

Silent Seekers /E.Alony

3SAT-Kulturzeit 

Efrat Alony and Frank Wingold 

Downloads

A Kit for Mending Thoughts
Albumcover: Efrat Alony, A Kit for Mending Thoughts

2012 // ENJ 9719 // enja & yellowbird 

  1. Shir4:34
  2. We Sail Away4:40
  3. Happy3:24
  4. Ani4:48
  5. I had a King7:32
  6. Another Day is Done4:43
  7. Introduction to2:37
  8. If I Should Lose You7:52
  9. Lonely Woman7:10
  10. Rise5:38
  11. O Do Not Love Too Long7:27
  12. Afterword2:59

Concerts/Live

09.11.17

Goettngen // Göttingen Jazz Festival

Subsystem feat. Efrat Alony 

Efrat Alony (voc) - Almut Schlichting (bars) - Sven Hinse (bass) 

 

18.06.17

Leipzig, DE // Telegraph- Jazzclub Leipzig

Alony/Leicht/ Wingold 

 

08.04.17

Eberswalde,DE // Paul-Wunderlich-Haus, Eberswalde

Subsystem feat. Efrat Alony 

Efrat Alony (voc) - Almut Schlichting (bars) - Sven Hinse (bass) 

 

10.02.17

Sarnen, CH // Hotel Krone

Martin Streule Jazz Orch. featuring Efrat Alony 

 

09.02.17

Bern, CH // Be-Jazz, Bern

Martin Streule Jazz Orch. featuring Efrat Alony 

 

04.12.16

Rüsselsheim // Jazz Fabrik

Alony /Leicht/ Wingold 

03.12.16

Cologne // SalondeJazz

Alony /Leicht/ Wingold 

23.10.16

Potsdam // Krumm und schief Festival

Alony /Leicht/ Wingold 

12.09.16

Berlin // Galerie Nemstov & Nemstov

Händel rivesed 

Efrat Alony-voc 

Achim Kaufmann- piano 

Hennig Sieverts- bass 

Heinrich Köbberling- drums 

 

04.09.16

Frankfurt a.Main // Jüdisches Museum

Alony /Leicht/ Wingold 

24.06.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

04.06.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

27.05.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

21.04.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

15.04.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

08.04.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

03.04.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

30.03.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

20.03.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

18.03.16

Braunschweig // Staatstheater Braunschweig

"offener Hilmmel"- staatstheater Braunschweig 

03.12.15

Berlin // Jazz Institute Berlin

benefit concert - solidarity with the refugees 

18.10.15

Frankfurt am Main // Westend-Synagoge, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Str. 30

Efrat Alony/ Oliver Leicht 

12.05.15

Bonn // Jazzfest, Bonn

Alony/ Leicht/ Wingold 

22.02.15

Nuremberg // DB Museum- um 11 Uhr

Alony/ Leicht/ Wingold 

13.02.15

Leipzig // Nato

Alony/Leicht/Wingold 

12.02.15

Munich // Unterfahrt

Alony/Leicht/Wingold 

16.11.14

Berlin, Mainzelmenschen, Mainzertstr.39, Berlin Neukölln

Efrat Alony-voc 

Rotem Sivan- git. 

Paul kleber- bass 

Sebastian Merk- drums 

09.10.14

Perg, AT // Kultur Glashaus

Alony/ Leicht/ Wingold 

27.09.14

Hannover // Apostelkirche

Alony/Wingold 

24.08.14

Berlin // Jüdisches Museum Berlin

01.06.14

Berlin // Jüdisches Museum Berlin

with Paul Kleber- bass 

17.10.13

Bird's Eye, Basel CH // Bird's Eye

16.10.13

Bird's Eye, Basel CH // Bird's Eye

01.03.13

Wien, AT // Porgy&Bess

28.02.13

Erlangen // E-Werk

27.02.13

Innsbruck, AT // Treibhaus

21.01.13

Eindhoven, NL // cafe Wilhelmina

06.12.12

Zürich, CH // Moods

03.12.12

Köln // Stadtgarten

02.12.12

Rüsselsheim // Jazz fabrik

01.12.12

Nürnberg // DB Museum

30.11.12

Erfurt // Jazzclub Erfurt-

29.11.12

Berlin // Grüner Salon-jazz Units

09.10.12

Perg, AT // Kulturglashaus

Alony/Leicht/Wingold 

16.09.12

Frankfurt am Main // Hessischer Rundfunk

08.09.12

Osnabrück // Felix-Nussbaum Museum

23.06.11

Berlin // Jüdisches Museum

12.06.11

Koblenz // BUGA

19.04.11

Köln // artheater Köln