Guitarist Gilad Hekselman has been keeping busy, but very soon, there’s about to be a new album to show for it. Out this September on Motéma Records, Hekselman is dropping his new album, Ask for Chaos, featuring his two trios– ZuperOctave with pianist Aaron Parks and drummer Kush Abadey and the gHex Trio with drummer Jonathan Pinson and bassist Rick Rosato. Considering the strength and flow of Hekselman’s work over the years, it should be a real delight hearing where he is musically at this point with these two configurations that he’s been flexing for a while. To hear what I mean, check out the first single, “VBlues”, after the jump and be on the lookout for Ask for Chaos on September 7th.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.