Katya Sourikova | Angels & Satellites

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Angels & Satellites

by Katya Sourikova

A stunning album - Angels and Satellites will take you beyond its musical narrative. Genre-defying, highly musical and ever unfolding - Sourikova is rapidly becoming one of the most original and dynamic artists of her day.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Sunset In Snow
5:11 album only
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2. Angels & Satellites I
6:46 album only
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3. December Sky
8:36 album only
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4. Homage to Messiaen
2:56 album only
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5. Angels & Satellites II
7:29 album only
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6. I, Sputnik
7:32 album only
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7. Canopy Tale
4:21 album only
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8. Angels & Satellites III
5:43 album only
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9. Angels & Satellites IV
3:48 album only
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10. Fall
4:06 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Everyone who has heard this music talks of its highly visual impact. The poems found inside the liner notes are a collection of responses inspired directly by the music - they might as well have been about a film with a variety of landscapes and exploring many components of the human condition: joy, inspiration, disillusion, hope, confusion and existentialism.

The recordings are beautifully crafted and produced. The actual tracks are the very best of many, many sessions Sourikova recorded on various trips to New York and Montréal from 2006 to 2008. The audio quality is superb - you can hear every detail, as if you were sitting right there in the studio.

We hear Sourikova as a pianist maturing in her own style that is fluid, sensual and refreshingly different from so many jazz pianists of today. Drummer Ivan Bamford emerges as a highly creative percussive force, creating an unexpected but very successful counterpoint to the piano. Alto saxophonist Curtis Macdonald takes groundwork he laid in "Steps in the Snow" (an earlier duo album recorded with Sourikova), one step further. Previously described as Sourikova's psychic musical partner, here he lifts the whole group to a new level with soaring lines and exquisite phrasing.

All of this is pitched against the solid and yet highly melodic playing of bassists Remi-Jean leBlanc and Rick Rosato. At times, some subtle electronic textures are carefully blended into the mix. This is an album of wide textural variety and of extraordinary sonic detail.





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Weave Records Press Department

4.5 / 5 Stars, Free Jazz Blog
“The music is visual and imaginative. Sourikova is a pianist who deserves wider attention and who is clearly worth following. A great promise.“
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