I have listened to the album “Blues For Dad" and have been enjoying every minute of it… I am so happy to hear Dmitri Kolesnik in this setting, as his sound is warm and big, and his choice of notes is truly inspirational. His playing continues to grow and make his presence
on New York jazz scene necessary. His compositions also merit close attention. This is a wonderful recording!
Fashions change, but classic cool never goes out of style: the second CD by Russian-born bassist Kolesnik feels right from the first note. Hipster shuffles, bop burners and dreamy ballads are all performed with urbane aplomb by a dynamite band… Everything clicks.
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As a composer Kolesnik is capable of writing music of great emotional content; from full out swingers to light and clever midtempo masterpieces and lush ballads.
I really like Dmitriʼs music, thatʼs the thing that excites me about playing with this group.
Besides his great skills as a composer and bandleader, Kolesnikʼs
bass solos are always a delight. With superb technique and inventiveness, each of his solos on this set was a complete musical statement and drew extensive applause from the audience.
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