Amina Figarova – Road To The Sun (2019/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:16 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © AMFI RECORDS
With this release Amina Figarova is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her band, extended her sextet with three strings.
Amina: … In 1998, having a blast playing with a big band made up of students from Thelonius Monk’s Institute of Jazz, outdoors, surrounded by the gorgeous mountains of Aspen Snow Mass, I was thinking how much I wanted to create a smaller band that would have the same power of a big band, but with so much more room in it for each musician to shine. Little did I know this was the beginning of a beautiful journey, one that continues to this day, in which every concert, every recording is another beginning, another thrill, another joy.
I conceived of the band as a septet 20 years ago, and later refined it to a sextet in 2005. And many of the most incredible musicians in the world have been a part of this band and of my band family. It is so much fun writing for them, trying out different directions, different unknowns; this continuous journey an exquisite adventure: enlightening, illuminating, beautiful, easy and challenging at the same time.
”…Many of the strongest composer-arranger-orchestra leaders in jazz are women. Think Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider. Amina Figarova has a chance to join their company. All she needs is an orchestra. Figarova’s compositions for small ensemble have been brilliant since at least 2005, when she released September Suite, still the deepest, most powerful jazz response to the events of 9/11…”
1. Amina Figarova – Road to the Sun
2. Amina Figarova – All We Dance
3. Amina Figarova – Snow Mess
4. Amina Figarova – Explorations
5. Amina Figarova – Tumbling Prisms
6. Amina Figarova – Morning Mist
7. Amina Figarova – Fall Eclipse
8. Amina Figarova – On My Way
9. Amina Figarova – Cool Breeze
10. Amina Figarova – Circles
11. Amina Figarova – No Time For