Oleg Kireyev and Orlan BandUfa, Russia. State Bashkir Philharmonic Hall.

27 October 2018, Saturday
Special guest of Orlan Band - "Russian Ray Charles" Sergey Manoukian.

What's cool (to me, at least) about the result is how unabashed the band is in swinging genuinely hard on chestnut exotica like Puerto Rican-born Ellington trombonist Juan Tizol's "Caravan," which Oleg Kireyev turned to as an encore, and seems born to blow, dervish-like.   Howard Mandel, president of the Jazz Journalists Association, USA more