It Don't Mean A Thing

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It Don't Mean A Thing, cover
It Don't Mean A Thing, cover
  • Konstantin Sukhan – trumpet,
  • Yury Favorin – piano,
  • Alexey Sysoev – no-input mixing board.
  • Record in Moscow, Creative Sources
Review by Brian Olewnick

Trumpet, piano and no-input mixer, respectively. In a way, I think of this the same as «Primary Envelopment» above — well laid out, no obvious missteps but also playing it, in 2014, too safe, Sukhan's trumpet takes on any number of extended techniques, though he's more full-throated than most, Favorin stays within the piano, activating and buzzing strings and Sysoev deploys the nimb ably enough though, I sense, without the concentration and care of a Nakamura. Again, fine but not essential.

Brian Olewnick (Just Outside)