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Katya Sourikova: Ivan's Dream

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The third release of Berlin-based pianist and composer Katya Sourikova looks and sounds like something fitting the ECM catalog--the beautiful cover, the pristine and rich sound of the recording, and, obviously, the genre-binding beautiful, lyrical and nuanced music that moves freely and organically along the spectrum of jazz, both American and European, as well as folk music and classical music, all without subscribing fully to any genre but embracing it all. Sourikova has collected ten self-penned compositions, all written when she began to explore the harmonic and melodic possibilities of the new language of jazz, as well ...

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Katya Sourikova: Angels & Satellites

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Now splitting her time between London and Berlin, Katya Sourikova was born in Saint Petersburg and studied music in London and at the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, the latter under the tutorship of Dave Douglas and Marilyn Crispell. Angels & Satellites--her sophomore release after Steps in the Snow (Weave, 2008), with American saxophonist Curtis MacDonald--features the pianist as a mature composer and player, who defies genre boundaries between jazz and modern music. The ten-piece suite references the short cinematic poems inside the liner notes, which add a visual component to the music's thematic ...



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