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Anna Mia: Miasophy

Read "Miasophy" reviewed by Martin McFie

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine sitting uncomfortably between Europe and Russia on the Black Sea. A finance package with Europe was switched to financing from Russia. People took to the streets and the president left town for a long trip to Russia, which then annexed the Crimea. This is not the plot of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera or a history of nineteenth-century power diplomacy. It all happened four years ago. In the face of adversity, jazz music plays ...

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Anna Mia: Miasophy

Read "Miasophy" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

The music heard on Miasophy by Ukrainian singer Anna Mia and her distinctly ethereal quintet is a haunting, robustly compelling listen. Like spectral apparitions, her voice and the band conjure oddly shadowed, yet decisively intimate cabaret atmospheres, drawing you back to the whole or a particular song when you least expect it. The band, trumpeter Yakov Tsvetinsky, keyboardist Mikhail Lyshenko, double bassist Yury Natsvlishvili, and drummer Arthur Frolov are an energetically resilient combo, creating for Mia and her ...


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