Igor Boiko – “Anything Can Be”

 

Musical analogues: Larry Carlton, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Chuck Loeb, Frank Gambale

Album genres: jazz-rock, funky fusion

Written and arranged by Igor Boiko

Record paricipants: Igor Boiko – guitar; Vladimir Prikhozhay – keyboards, co-arranger; Valeriy Dayneko – vocals; Evgenia Bragantseva – vocals; Vladimir Galaktionov – trumpet; Maxim Nekrasov – harmonica; Igor Satsevich – bass guitar; Alexander Sapega – drums

Recorded in 2012 / Released in 2012

Catalogue number: AB-CD-09-2012-027

Barcode: 1977721673280

1 CD

Languages o the booklet: Russian, English

Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4

Sales Department: + 7.903.2090450
Contemporary instrumental music with blues intonations in the improvisations, jazz harmony and melodic themes. Several pieces sound in the manner close to academic (especially in the arrangements). But in the whole, the album is created in the form clear to every listener and partially it has a song format.

Album review

The seventh (!) solo instrumental album by the famous composer and guitarist Igor Boiko “Anything Can Be” is totally completed in a musical and emotional recital, it includes 11 pieces. The author himself calls the majority of the compositions as “pieces of ballade kind”, but the framework of the concept should be widen to “contemporary jazz ballade”. The album sounding in general tends to easy listening, light and flamboyant melodies typical for Boiko are endued with fanciful harmonic colors and elements of orchestral arrangement, never seen before in his music. The main emotions are simple and...

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