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Yuriy Kovtun. BraviBelli.

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Yuriy Kovtun. BraviBelli.
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History testifies to that the album "BraviBelli" was initiated a few years ago, when the Kyivite Yury Kovtun came back from Italy. It inspired him for composing music and, as a result, there are now quite a lot of melodies. According to his own confession, Yury selected for this album only those compositions that were written at once, at one go. It must have been easy to breath then... In any case, the album at once creates elated, festive mood but in a surprising way. In the correct way. Because, although about a half of the compositions can hardly be called merry ones a smile is very expressly felt in them. Somewhere dim, somewhere transparent, somewhere dreamy, somewhere thoughtful but it is present in each piece, and it warms. In general, the album is very lively, sincere, straightforward. Here you find light jazz, and a bit of acid, and high-quality pop, and the atmosphere of old movie theaters, and laughter of street musicians, and a drop of new age and everywhere, indeed, there is the taste of Italy. The melodies, arrangements are often so expressive, bright that they make this presence almost physically perceptible. For this, we should express separate gratitude to the invited musicians beautiful work (by the way, "bravi" means in Italian "excellent, wonderful, experienced, adroit, able, brave, bold, courageous". And "belli" is "beautiful, wonderful, kind, pleasant, affectionate, successful, deserved, valorous, brave"). Honestly speaking, it is very pleasant when the heart of a musician is so open that it can admit in itself the real atmosphere of a whole country. Can reproduce it in sounds. Pleasant, when an ordinary listener can then easily feel this atmosphere, breathe in and understand. And smile.

Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)

Yuriy Kovtun music (1-10,12), texts (2,9-11), vocal (9,10), samples (8)
Tetyana Shamshetdinova music (9,11), piano, keyboards (1-12), vocal (11), back-vocal (1,2)
Hennadiy Sydorov guitar (1,3,6-8,11-12), back-vocal (1)
Ihor Chernov soprano-sax (5,12), tenor-sax (1,5,8), clarinet (6,9)
Elastyk Riddim vocal (2)
Igor Zakus bass-guitar (12)
Petr "Petruccio" Yakovchenko flugelhorn (3,9)
Oleksiy Sahitov trombone (9)
Volodymyr Zinkovsky flute (10)
Oleksandr "Kubik" Kubyshkin back-vocal (2)
Kyrylo Borodin violin (5,6)
Kateryna Dubovyk violin (2)
Marianne Anthe samples (8)
Yulia Berezovska samples (1)

Publisher: Hunter music
Catalogue number: HMU 008
Year: 2005

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Yuriy Kovtun

Domestic price: 196.90UAH
International price: $17.90USD
CD1
1.  Tivoli
music: Juriy Kovtun
2.  Dolce Pazzia\Solodke zapamorochennja (feat. Elastyk Riddim) Song text
music: Juriy Kovtun
lyrics: Juriy Kovtun
3.  Bacio di luna\Potsilunok misjachnyy
music: Juriy Kovtun
4. Mp3Flirt
music: Juriy Kovtun
5.  Secondo fiato\Druhe dykhannja
music: Juriy Kovtun
6. Mp3Ciao, Stefano!
music: Juriy Kovtun
7.  Un' giorno\Odnoho dnja
music: Juriy Kovtun
8.  Bellissima
music: Juriy Kovtun
9. Mp3Baci Diversi \Taki rizni tsilunky Song text
music: Juriy Kovtun\Tetjana Shamshetdinova
lyrics: Juriy Kovtun
10.  Ninna Nanna\Kolyskova Song text
music: Juriy Kovtun
lyrics: Juriy Kovtun
11. Mp3Vittorie Assurdo\Bezhluzdi peremohy Song text
music: Tetjana Shamshetdinova
lyrics: Juriy Kovtun
12.  La mia citta\Moje misto
music: Juriy Kovtun
 Total playing time: 51:56

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Domestic price: 196.90UAH
International price: $17.90USD
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