Musical analogues: Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Beatles, Derek Trucks
Album genres: modern jazz, country, rock, instrumental music, vocal music.
Written and arranged (except of 8 and 9) by Nikolay Moiseenko (1-4, 6,7) and Sergey Geyer (5,7)
Record participants: Nikolay Moiseenko (saxophone), Lev Trofimov (grand piano, keyboards), Sergey Geyer (bass), Alexey Kravtsov (drums), Sergey Serov (trombone), and also Ksenia Kolambatskaya (vocals), Yakov Kremenskiy (guitars), Sergey Nankin (clarinet, bass-clarinet), Vladimir Nesterenko (flute), Eugene Ivantsov (vibraphone), Konstantin Merezhnikov (violin, alto), Gosha Yufa (cello).
Recorded in 2012 / Released in 2012
Catalogue number: AB–CD–09–2011–010
Booklet in two languages: Russian and English
Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4
Sales Department: + 7.903.2090450
Here I want to present you the fruit of our work of the last two years - the album "Far Away Story".
It is revolutionary for us in many respects: for the first time our record is completely conceptual, everything, from the first to the last track, is built in the way it was intended. Plus we used vibraphone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and violin group for the first time, and thanks to the label "ArtBeat Music" (and personally Araik, Nikolay Bogaychuk and Sergey Khalin) we were able to work on the album as carefully as ever before - this is audible from the first chords! In addition, the project turned out to be truly international: it was worked on by Daniel Boivin (Canadian sound director, regular member of the Richard Bona Group), guitar parts were recorded in the US by Yakov Kremensky, and John Vestman (an American sound producer, holder of the Grammy Award) made mastering, .
The style in which we work, it is very difficult for me to describe, but in its basis it's, certainly, jazz. Perhaps the most accurate name for what we are doing is "modern improvisational music" (however, it's up to the listener). At the same time, we do not avoid other musical styles and accumulate everything that we like and that influences us. Now the main thing is that each of us gave our best in "Far Away Story". We hope that's why the album was not just another work, but something more!