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Jol Tai

The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections: 

Genre: Dark jazz, ambient, downtempo, noir

Origin: Dnipro, Ukraine

Active: 2014-present


  • Jol Tai (composer, multi-instrumentalist)

Selected Albums:

  • Tunnel of Eclipse (2017)
  • Dead Beat (2018)
  • Narrow Escape (2019)

Critical Reception:

The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections has been praised for their unique blend of dark jazz, ambient, downtempo, and noir music. Their music has been described as "meditative," "hypnotic," and "cinematic."

Emerging from the sonic underbelly, The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections, led by the enigmatic Jol Tai, is a band that paints dreamscapes in shades of midnight blue. Their music, a twisted tapestry of dark jazz, ambient textures, and experimental threads, defies easy categorization, yet casts a spellbinding allure over the intrepid listener.
Jol Tai, the mastermind behind this sonic labyrinth, is a musician of whispers and shadows. His touch on the saxophone, often melancholic and yearning, becomes a siren song, pulling you deeper into the band's introspective world. Whether weaving through the claustrophobic alleys of "Narrow Escape" or the cosmic anxieties of "Frequency Jazz," Jol Tai's playing is a masterclass in conveying emotional depth through instrumental expression.
The band's discography is a journey through the psyche's hidden chambers. "Deadbeat," with its shuffling rhythms and mournful horns, embodies the weight of urban ennui, while "Far Drifters" evokes the desolate beauty of lost highways and starless nights. In "Tunnel of Eclipse," the music morphs into a sonic vortex, pulling you into a state of disorientation and awe, as if caught in the gravitational pull of a dying star.
The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections is not for the faint of heart. Their music is a challenge, a descent into the labyrinthine corridors of the subconscious. But for those willing to surrender, the rewards are manifold. Each listen reveals new layers of complexity, hidden melodies emerging from the shadows, and textures that shift and morph like phantoms in the dark.
Jol Tai has created a sonic universe that is both unsettling and strangely comforting. The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections is a band that forces you to confront the darkness within, but in doing so, they offer a glimpse of the beauty that lies hidden there as well. In their music, the echoes of urban anxiety, existential dread, and the yearning for connection resonate with a raw authenticity that is both unsettling and profoundly human.
This is not background music. This is a soundtrack for late-night ruminations, for introspection under flickering neon lights, for journeys into the heart of the unknown. If you dare to step into the shadows, The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections will be waiting, ready to guide you through the labyrinth of your own soul.


"Album Of The Year 2019" Apize by Radio Aristocrats` Nominee (Ukraine) https://aristocrats.fm/a-prize-vidkrivaye-suchukrdzhaz-yakij-vin/


Press Reviews:

  • "The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections is a one-of-a-kind project that defies easy categorization. Their music is a dark, atmospheric journey that is both challenging and rewarding." - Aristocrats FM
  • "This is high-quality, authentic music, and we are glad that it is being created in Ukraine." - Babel
  • "The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections is a rare and exotic find in Ukrainian music." - Slukh Media
  • "The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections knows how to make your consciousness leave your body and fly away on an endless trip." - Muzmapa
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John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Paul Desmond
saxophone, alto
John Lurie



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Narrow Escape (The...

Self Produced


Narrow Escape

From: Narrow Escape (The Orchestra of...
By Jol Tai

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