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Olga Amelchenko Quartet


Olga Amelchenko – Alto saxophone / Composition

Igor Osypov – Guitar

Igor Spallati – Double Bass

Jesus Vega – Drums

 

Deutsch:

Das von der russischen Altsaxophonistin Olga Amelchenko im November 2015 gegründete Quartett ist äußerst international besetzt und bringt vier aktive Musiker der jungen Berliner Jazzszene zusammen. An die Stelle von Grenzen und Barrieren treten die lebhafte Kommunikation durch die Sprache der Musik und das gemeinsame Ziel einer multikulturellen Ausdrucksform. Das Experimentierfeld bzw. Plattform hierfür bieten die Kompositionen der jungen Saxophonistin, die den Klang moderner Jazzmusik mit sibirischem Folk, Rock, sowie Elementen freier Improvisation verbinden. Die Band besteht aus dem Gitarristen Igor Osypov, dem Schlagzeuger Jesus Vega sowie dem Kontrabassisten Igor Spallati.

Englisch:

Created in November 2015, the Olga Amelchenko Quartet is an international band which brings together active young musicians from the Berlin jazz scene. Crossing barriers and frontiers, they establish a vivid communication through music, and strive for a multicultural form of expression. The bands opens up a field of experimentation, through which the compositions of the young saxophonist blend her modern jazz influences with Folk and Rock.

 

My first album “Shaping Motions” is released on Unit Records on the 11.05.2018

Shaping Motions is the story of Olga Amelchenko, a modern nomad, a wonder, at once restless and restful. Her music draws its inspiration from the many cities she has called her home; Novosibirsk, Moscow, Paris, Cologne, Berlin – all have left their mark on her music, carrying with them their own character, mood and experiences. Meetings and separations, memories and expectations. A yearning for home, yet a hunger for the new – the unfamiliar, the unexplored. In Shaping Motions, jazz blends together effortlessly with elements of classical music and folk, producing a rich sound that both reflects Olga’s vast musical background and creates a space for interaction and improvisation. Together with her Berlin based quartet and guests Ilkka Uksila ( vibraphone ) and Florian Menzel ( trumpet ), Olga paints the motions that have shaped her life, as well as those that are yet to come.

 

Olga Amelchenko – Alto saxophone / Composition

Igor Osypov – Guitar

Igor Spallati – Double Bass

Jesus Vega – Drums

Guests:

Ilkka Uksila – Vibraphone

Florian Menzel – Trumpet

 

 

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