This album Trio de JazzAiro (2001), played by the homonymous trio, was composed in its almost entirety by cellist Victor Sobolenko (Виктор Соболенко) alone. In fact, only Moon Light results from a collaboration with Igor Tkachenko.
The concept is to introduce air form to jazz music, which is achieved on atypical instrumentation, with aid of vibraphonist Alexey Chizhik (Алексей Чижик), a personal favourite featured countless times on this blog, and contrabassist Alexander Beschastny (Александр Бесчастный).
They are highly expressive, elegant and eloquent, and though his partners are also working very, very hard, when Victor’s magical cello sounds, there is a feeling that one is transported to another world…
a place where life is more meaningful and intact, and where there is no false, lazhi (лажи) and ordinary, boring, exhausting daily routine.
And it seems that only there, in this marvelous world, the sun rises and everything is just beginning!
A. Gunitsky (А. Гуницкий), 2001
That’s exactly how it felt the first time I heard it, this specific album brings me some dear memories.
It is missing two tracks, which are nowhere to be found on the internet.
You couldn’t even buy the album if you wanted, I think.