KAZHARGAN WORLD “DESTINATIONS”
Producer/Composer/Piano : Stanislav Zaslavsky
Trumpet & Horns : Hans Peter Salentin Germany
Flute & Spoken Words : Cheryl Pyle New York
Drums & Percussion : Laurent Planells France
Guitar & Sitar : Max Ridgway NY
Bass : Sean O’Bryan Smith USA
CD Photo Art : Maria Sartori Spencer
please get on :
“A Marvellous New Album from Stan Z and his international trans-global players – I love this group!
No-one would think this collaboration takes place at such great distances apart – from the 6/8 sitar riff at the start of ‘Destinations’ – the title track –
I am reminded of so much good music that I don’t know where to start – the flute harmonies remind me of the Brecker Brothers –
and soon we are into a great rolling 5/4 groove which supports freewheeling improvisations from everyone in the group –
the polyphonic dialogue has a rapturous and sublime mood to it which reminds my of John Coltrane’s spiritual jazz.
‘Equilibrium’ is just that – a track of poise and balance – delicately mixing ballad like sensitivity with forceful brass section lines –
everyone is listening extremely hard and playing the spaces beautifully – interjecting skilful economical phrases in a continuous group dialogue –
outstanding trumpet work at the end of this track – all in all, this is going to be another firm favourite with those who wisely took the step to get into the first Kazhargan World album –
Stan Z’s playing is supportive and understated throughout – stepping forward whenever necessary –
I particularly like the ability he has to make a chordal figure appear like the Sun coming out from behind the clouds.
Outstanding playing from all concerned – recommended listening.” © Ben Williams