Oleg Kireyev QuartetJazz Cafe Esse (Russia, Moscow)
01 Feb 15
1 February 2015, Sunday
Oleg Kireyev's creative imagination is vast, bringing the sonic gamut from mainstream and ethno-music to jazz rock and world music. "Incredibly good" "soft & enthusiastic" and "stylish and top notch" are terms music cristics use to describe the tone and timber of his saxophone.
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