Catalogue -> Jazz & almost -> Solo Projects

Igor Zakus, Z-Band. Ukrainian bass song. /digi-pack/

Reviews (0)
Igor Zakus, Z-Band. Ukrainian bass song. /digi-pack/
In his time, Igor Zakus became virtually the first jazz bass-player in Ukraine who released a solo album (currently, there are already 5 studio and concert CDs and 1 DVD). Thus, the new album by Igor Zakus is what nobody seems to have done before in the Ukrainian jazz. And the word "song" in the title "Ukrainian Bass Song" appears far not by chance. Generally speaking, this is also an album of duets – out of the 11 plays, only two are instrumental ones. The idea is good and, lately, very popular in the whole world. Igor tracks global trends, therefore no wonder that he decided to support this idea – but in his own manner. Pay attention to the album's content: two folk songs, one "evergreen" (with Ukrainian lyrics), and the rest – exclusively author material. Interesting, cool material – authentic. Plus the individual aspect of the work – the interpretation method: this time Igor decided to step back from funk moods and tricks giving obvious preference to the depth of pauses and the fragile force of melodies. Well, and the fact that the realization as a result appears just cool – nobody, I believe, could expect anything different, because Zakus has always aspired to top quality. And – sure, he achieves it. In the end, listen. Even if you don't know that the voices of Nina Matvienko, Yulia Roma, Mlada, Tetyana Balakyrska sound on the disc. Even if you don't know that Z-Band are, actually, the best Ukrainian jazzmen, a sort of a "dream team". Listen. And say – isn't it beautiful, isn't it strong, isn't it gentle?..

Igor Zakus: 6 string fretless bass (all tr. exc. 3,4,8,9), acoustic bass (all tr. exc. 2,7,10,11), 5 string bass (2,5), 6 string bass (3,4,10)
Natalya Lebedeva: keyboards (1,2,3,6,10)
Rodion Ivanov: keyboards (7,9)
Yuri Shepeta: keyboards (5,11)
Olexander Pavlov: guitar (1,2,3,7,9,11)
Olexander Lebedenko: drums (all tr. exc. 4,7,8,10), udu (2,7), percussion (7)
Serhiy Tabunshchik: drums (7)
Myron Bloshchychak: ethnic woodwinds (11)
Vocals by:
Nina Matviyenko (6)
Victor Pavlik (10)
Yuliya Roma (2,7,9)
Mlada (1,4)
Tetyana Balakyrska (3,5,8)

Publisher: Tempora
Year: 2010

See all albums and songs of the musician(s) on our site:
Igor Zakus

Domestic price: 306.60UAH
International price: $21.90USD
1.  Bass Song (feat. Mlada)
2. Mp3Lullaby (feat. (Yuliya Roma)
3. Mp3Rain Song (feat. Tetyana Balakyrska)
4.  Under the Cloud (feat. Mlada)
5.  A Soul (feat. Tetyana Balakyrska)
6. Mp3Oh My Sweet (feat. (Nina Matvienko)
7.  Melancholy (feat. (Yuliya Roma)
8. Mp3My Funny Valentine/ Why (feat. Tetyana Balakyrska)
9.  Thank You (feat. (Yuliya Roma)
10. Mp3I Like You (feat. (Victor Pavlik)
11.  American Land
  bonus video:
12.  Bass Song
 Total playing time: 53:06

Fragments of the compositions marked with Mp3 mark are available for listening. How to listen?

See also:

Anna Mia Quintet. Miasophy. /mini-pack/.

First, it's just beautiful – and, moreover, not that simple. Anna Mia Quintet musicians have recorded a seemingly chamber album, but this music would be no less appropriate on a large stage. Very intimate, with a bunch of soft pauses and undertones in its colors – and, at the same time, very prominent, voluminous. Interesting..
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

BUDU band. Vydykh Vdykh. (2CD). /premium, eco-pack/. (Exhale Inhale)

...And – freedom, needed in treatment of the form and details. This is what this album is comprised of – well, and a jolt of haphazardness, to spell out in words the somewhat absurd lyricism of the world capable of joyfully and sadly beautiful acts. Even if it doesn't (?) make sense. Exhale and inhale, mind and heart, because otherwise – it does not work, it does not dance.
Domestic price: 320.60UAH, International price: $22.90USD

Laura Marti. Shine. /digi-pack/.

..on the one hand – the fantasy of jazz musicians. And on the other, all these laces of motions and patterns are thought over and embodied so confidently and easily that this ease allows one to not focus too much, but skip and let it go to the back of one’s mind right away. Instead, one listens to the main melodic line, the beauty and the flexible power of the voice..
Domestic price: 382.20UAH, International price: $27.30USD

Laura Marti, Kristina Marti. Try to feel. (feat. HP Salentin). /digi-pack/.

It is a living flow that erodes and connects the banks – the universal language that remembers all dialects, but does not preserve them, gives them space for movement and development. Actually, this is what the entire album is about: the form is changeable, try and feel what does not depend on it – and therefore has the power to change it. And may the power be good.
Domestic price: 284.20UAH, International price: $20.30USD

Olga Voichenko, Sergey Kapeliushok, Pavlo Shepeta. Spivanochky moi. Ukrainian folk songs. /eco-pack/. (My Songs)

The recording is luxurious – perhaps, one could hardy put it in other words. This is something that so far we have not had: a vocal and instrumental album of Ukrainian folk songs at the intersection of jazz, chamber and symphonic, variety art music (such as, for example, songs by Frank Sinatra or Astrud Gilberto)...
Domestic price: 320.60UAH, International price: $22.90USD

LoTus, Rosava. LoTus feat. Rosava.

As a rule the idea of heroic nature has never even crossed the minds of the heroic figures. Moreover they can even get frightened if one alludes to this. But still they continue doing their work. Just because it is their... It’s no use in objecting to the fact that real musicians, the same as the real music, begin with an ability to listen carefully. To listen and to hear.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Yelena Popova. Voices From My Soul. /digi-pack/

Yelena Popova strikes with universality, it is difficult to define where she succeeds better – in energetic "hits" or in lyric, delicate ballads. Here she sounds with a bright flash, promises an explosion – and does not cheat, grants powerful emotional splashes. And in a minute – softly, almost in whisper lulls in cozy intonations, causes quiet tremor with her ability to breathe transparently in thick autumn color...
Domestic price: 250.60UAH, International price: $17.90USD

ManSound. In the Name of Life... (in memory of Vladimir Mikhnovetsky)

Volodymyr Mihnovetsky. The creator and guardian of the group, masterful and inspired singer, composer, arranger, manager – each of participants of the sextet, probably, will confirm that without this person ManSound could just never have appeared...
Domestic price: 236.60UAH, International price: $16.90USD

Olga Voichenko. (feat. A. Schilkloper). Charivni Sny. (Magic Dreams)

...the basis of the album is vocal improvisations. And so diversified that every next play surprises you without fail. On the whole, it seems, the music balances somewhere on the verge of hard-bop, besides, it contains some transparent ethnic elements.
Domestic price: 208.60UAH, International price: $14.90USD

Olga Voichenko, Sergey Kapeliushok. Tenderly.

It is not enough to have a valuable, high-quality instrument – it is desirable to master it as well. Olga – has mastered it so that we can only be grateful to her. Especially when she sings in lowercase – then, the thought flashes that in Ukraine, presumably, there is simply nobody to compare with her...
Domestic price: 250.60UAH, International price: $17.90USD

Yuliya Roma. Heartbeats.

...Yulia Roma's singing sounds just as that minute of silence before the sunrise, as if blue eyes of a child three-month old, attentively and easily... Music of this voice transforms jazz into soft crystal, it is so masterful that it does not attract any superfluous attention – but you cannot actually stop listening, noticing, feeling – and the sun rises, and the heart elate...
Domestic price: 250.60UAH, International price: $17.90USD

Reviews (0)

There are no reviews on this item. Yours may be the first.