Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
Wolfgang Spindler's article about annual Jazz Festival held in Baku in late October was posted on Euronews TV channel website. The festival was organized by the Azerbaijan Culture Foundation and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The capital of Azerbaijan hosted jazz musicians from all four corners of the planet, among them American pianist Craig Taborn, the article says.
Taborn was joined by James Bates on drums and Thomas Morgan on bass.
Moreover, the article contains statements of famous jazz musicians.
When Taborn is improvising, he often adopts a modular approach, using small melodies and rhythm and then developing them, the article says.
Elchin Schirinov is one of Azerbaijan's up-and-coming jazz pianists. He has been inspired by Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Brad Medlau. The highly complex musical composition from Azerbaijan, Mugham has also influenced his style, the article says.
Elchin Schirinov played at the Baku Jazz festival with Ben Street on double bass and Jeff Ballard on drums. The two Americans were invited by the Azerbaijani jazz musician to join him.