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Pictures from a Train Window

by Errol Rackipov Group

Pictures from a Train Window is a unique fusion of the lyricism and romanticism of impressionistic chamber music with the edge, excitement, and exploratory spirit of modern jazz and the diverse sonic tapestry of the Eastern European folklore traditions.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mad Djore
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2. Far Away from Here, A Long Time Ago
10:39 $0.99
3. Jumble
8:33 $0.99
4. Dill Man
12:22 $0.99
5. Folk Dance
7:34 $0.99
6. Wild River
6:48 $0.99
7. Pictures from a Train Window
10:57 $0.99
8. The Other (Wrong) Way
7:16 $0.99
9. Once a Mother Had a Child
5:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
Errol Rackipov Group is composed by some of today’s most innovatie and fresh improvisers on the contemporary music arena. Impressionistic modern jazz guitarist Hristo Vitchev, international piano extraordinaire Maritn Bejerano (Roy Haynes), sax and clarinet virtusoso Lubomir Gospodinov, drummer sensation Rodolfo Zuniga, and one of the promising young voices of the bass, Josh Allen.

"The recording quality is very high end, I really liked the originality and variety of the tracks. ... I especially liked the way the vibes and marimba were blended on some of the tracks.

A nice sound combination that sets it apart from other recordings of just vibraphone. The CD is full of interesting stuff, and it takes more than one listen to notice all the things that are going on. Congratulations!"

Gary Burton, World renowned Jazz Vibraphone player


“An exquisite impressionistic journey that transcends genre, colors you can hear!...…

Errol Rackipov's Pictures From A Train Window transcends genre with a cerebral hybrid of improvisational wonder with a global flair while embracing the fundamentals of what we know as modern jazz here in the United States…..

Errol Rackipov is one of those legit improvisational threats as highly respected artist, composer and educator.”
A truly stunning effort!”

Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“an excursion into virtuosity, romance and melody.

mentored by the great Gary Burton, Rackipov is not enslaved to the Burton approach but rather uses it as a springboard into his own creativity.

The whole album is filled with such “magical moments.” With “Pictures from a Train Window,” Errol Rackipov has carved his place in the Jazz world with a group who support his every composed note and wistful daydream. This is a group to be enjoyed for years and years. The right personalities and skill-sets and talents have coalesced into one of the finest debut albums of recent memory.”

Travis Rogers, Jr. www.weebly.com


“Rackipov's musical ideas are fresh and meticulous….
Rackipov's "Folk Dance" head could have been by Oliver Nelson on The Blues and the Abstract Truth.”

C. Michael Bailey (**** 4 stars) www.allaboutjazz.com


“PICTURES FROM A TRAIN WINDOW is an unique fusion of the lyricism of impressionistic chamber music with the romanticism of Argentinean tango and the edge, excitement, and exploratory spirit of modern jazz with the diverse sonic tapestry of the Eastern European folklore traditions.

The ensemble sound is tight, perfectly modulated to allow each member of the group to rise and sail in solo as well as blend into some of the most lush and exotic sounds available to massage our ears and our senses. This is one of those recordings you want to put on `re-play' endlessly - some to make you life more thrilling. The combination of instruments is truly amazing, offering sounds never hear before.”

Grady Harp (***** 5 stars) www.Amazon.com


“Rackipov's compositions combine modern jazz and classical elements with the influence of Bulgarian folk music, and his multifaceted arrangements move becomingly from refined lyricism to spirited exaltation, often within the same track. This is a must hear project.”

Scott Albin (***** 5 stars) www.Amazon.com


Highlight is when the pairing of vibes and guitar is at the center of things. Sextet shows equal talent for absorbing moodiness and light-on-its-feet wind sprints. Flirtations with post-bop, Nordic, folk, straight-ahead and pop music keep the ear interested.

Dave Sumner 5 Stars (www.Bird is the worm)

“Mad Djore" is reminiscent of some of the things McCoy Tyner did post-John Coltrane….

….There's that McCoy Tyner feel to the intro of "Dill Man." Things drift, albeit interestingly, before getting knitted together in the finale….

"Folk Dance" and "Wild River" are both great fun, mixing echoes of Bulgaria with Rackipov's take on America's wide open spaces.

The journey ends with the lovely, Latin-tinged "Once A Mother Had A Child," featuring Gospodinov on clarinet, underpinned by the leader's vibes. If there's any justice, he's written a song destined to become a standard.”

Chris Mosey (**** 4 stars) (All About Jazz)


a master of the vibraphone and marimba where as the leader on Pictures from a Train Window, ably displays his talents in providing a distinct modern/fusion sound where jazz is but one element in a palette of classical chamber and European folk rhythms.

No ordinary slice of jazz, Pictures from a Train Widow is an easy listen, a breath of fresh air, a light-hearted engaging session of modern jazz with a decidedly international flavor sculpted by vibraphonist Errol Rackipov, an artist whose compositions and creative flair, sets him apart from ordinary jazz musicians.

Edward Blanco ( **** 4 Stars) (All About Jazz)


“Rackipov weaves song forms and colors of his evocative new recording.”

Robert Weinberg Jazziz magazine
Rackipov is a featured artist and a composition sample in the Spring edition 2015 of JAZZIZ magazine



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