Δευτέρα, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Dmitry Baevsky ή επιτέλους είχαμε καιρό να ακούσουμε εκπληκτικό alto και μάλιστα από Ρώσο.


Dmitry Baevsky was born in St-Petersburg, Russia in 1976. He started piano lessons at six and discovered his passion and seriousness for music as a teenager, when he picked up an alto saxophone. In 1991, he entered the Mussorgsky College of Music in St-Petersburg and studied with the brilliant Russian jazz saxophonist Gennady Goldstein. Throughout the nineties, Dmitry Baevsky appeared in many jazz venues and international festivals throughout Russia. In addition, he participated and was awarded prize places in several jazz and classical competitions.
Upon his arrival in New York in 1996, he was accepted to the Jazz Department at the New School University on a full scholarship. After finishing college, Baevsky stayed in New York and remained busy working within the local New York jazz community. In 2005, he released his first CD as a leader “Introducing Dmitry Baevsky” (Lineage Records). The album features such masters as Cedar Walton, Jimmy Cobb and John Webber.
Since then, Baevsky performed and/or recorded with musicians such as Peter Washington, Willie Jones III , Harry Allen, Peter Bernstein, Cedar Walton, Junior Mance, Dennis Irwin, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Williams, Joe Magnarelli, David Wong … 


In 2009, he recorded “Some Other Spring” (Rideau Rouge / Harmonia Mundi) while on tour with great guitarist Joe Cohn.
In September 2010, the label Sharp Nine Records released “Down With It”, an album featuring trumpet player Jeremy Pelt as well as Dmitry’s current quartet members Jeb Patton (p), David Wong (b) and Jason Brown (dr). From this album we are listening the title track....


In March 2012, the album "The Composers"  (Sharp Nine Records) was released. The band brings together Peter Bernstein (guit), David Hazeltine (p), John Webber (b) and Jason Brown (dr). 
In the last several years, Dmitry appeared in various venues in Europe and USA, among which : Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC), Rochester International Jazz Festival (USA), Brno Jazz Festival (Czech Republic), Jazz Philharmonic Hall (St Petersburg, Russia), Duc des Lombards and Sunside Jazz Club (Paris), Jazz Showcase (Chicago), Kitano (NYC), Festival les Rencontres du Saxophone (France), Marciac Jazz Festival (France), Gouvy Jazz Festival (Belgium), Istanbul Jazz Festival (Turkey)...

Early morning my friend Aggelos Kalaitzidis sent me an e-mail with a title song ''Down with It'' and wrote : ''Επιτέλους κι ένα άλτο της προκοπής''. Indeed, Dmitry's alto sax is unbelievable, Dmitry plays pure bebop, really absolute bebop. Enjoy him...

All info from the official site www.dmitrybaevsky.com

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