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Yuri Goloubev: Two Chevrons Apart

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In recent years double bassist Yuri Goloubev has lent his rich sound to multiple projects, including the co-led Duonomics (Caligola, 2018) with Michele Di Toro. It was 2011's Titanic for a Bike (Caligola), however, that marked Goloubev's last recording as outright leader. This welcome return—his headlining debut on Basho Records—sees him align with frequent musical partners Asaf Sirkis and Tim Garland, and new collaborator John Turville, on a finely crafted set of originals written and arranged by the Russian.

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Yuri Goloubev: Titanic for a Bike

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Yuri GoloubevTitanic for a BikeCaligola2011The old saying, “if you want a job done ask a busy person," certainly applies to Russian bassist Yuri Goloubev, one of the hardest-working musicians in jazz. When not touring with his own small ensembles, he's criss-crossing Europe in the trios of pianists Gwilym Simcock, John Laws and Carlo Morena, or in the quartets of saxophonists Claudio Fasoli and Mattia Cigalini. And in the two years since Metafore ...

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Yuri Goloubev: Of Chocolate Cake & Other Simple Metaphors

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After a highly successful career in one of the world's greatest classical ensembles, the Moscow Soloists, Russian double-bassist Yuri Goloubev decided to turn his back entirely on this world to heed another calling: jazz.Responding to his lifelong passion, Goloubev established himself in Milan, Italy, where in the past five years he has recorded an impressive number of sessions and fully established himself on the national jazz scene.

As one-third of the short-lived but highly impressive trio ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Yuri Goloubev: Metafore Semplici

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After twelve years as principal bassist in the world renowned chamber orchestra Moscow Soloists, where he played with the likes of Mstislav Rostropovich, Vedim Repim and James Galway, Russian Yuri Goloubev made the bold move of abandoning the classical world, relocating to Italy and dedicating himself entirely to jazz. It hasn't worked out too badly, for in half a dozen years his rich, full tone and outstanding arco playing has graced forty recordings. Goloubev's third release as leader, Metafora Semplici, ...


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