Oded Tzur: My Prophet

Saxophonist Oded Tzur joins us to share his new album, My Prophet and how he performs jazz as a spiritual practice

Saxophonist Oded Tzur joins Vienna Live to share his vision of jazz as a spiritual practice


Saxophonist Oded Tzur’s meditative new ECM album, My Prophet, anoints music as the epicenter of a spiritual discipline: a prophet that tells us not about the future, but about who we really are.

Through a myth-like suite of five movements, the bandleader tells the story of an all-powerful deity, experiencing everything from sobering murmurs to cathartic, unabashed ecstasy.

Recorded right at the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war, the events of October 2023 put the project on the verge of cancellation multiple times.

With its eventual green light, the studio session took on the shape of a meditation on its original theme — an unequivocal offering of faith in one single person as an attempt to regain our collective faith in who we are. 

Come welcome Oded to our show and he will show us how music can be a spiritual practice!

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