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The next, the third in a row Baku International Jazz Festival was held from the 7th of June 2007 to the 14th. As in the past years the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan, Friends of Azerbaijan Culture Foundation and Baku Jazz Center were the organizers of the Festival...>>>
Shortly about the concerts. Actually this festival has hit the record in the number of bands, which initially did not have pianists or at least keyboard player: on the stage of Philharmonic the Volcano quartet already performed and a place for a pianist was not foreseen in it. There was another such band – trio that accompanied the performance of the Dutch singer: guitar, bass and drums. But the art-producer of the Festival Emil Ibrahim joined to our guests in some plays – so this “shortcoming” was partially eliminated. And this concert has met the expectations. Denise Jannah has proved her class.
Emil Mamedov, who came on the stage of the Jazz Center, made a surprise: a wonderful performer on balaban Khakim Abdullayev appeared in his band. And as the performer stated himself a little before the concert in the interview to the Azerbaijani TV, his aim is to maximally follow to the traditions of Azerbaijani music and solicitous attitude towards it. And again like one year before I would like to specially note the young performer’s talent and to wish him devote more time to jazz: the real art needs sacrifices – no matter how banal it sounds.
As to Hirem Bullock’s concert, then he fulfilled his promise, which he had given in the afternoon interview to reporters: there were surprises! The walls of Philharmonic had not seen for a long time such rush, which our guest demonstrated literally in everything – in music and in behavior. Something like that I observed in 70s when Polish rock-bands were our guests. But even then none of them jumped down from the stage into the hall and talked directly with the spectators! The stylistics of the concert gradually slid from jazz to purely rock – and it is not surprising, considering the range of the performer. His aim was not to leave the audience indifferent – and he managed that by 100 percent. At the end he performed a couple of classical rock-compositions, including the undying song Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water". Of course we can argue whether that song fit into the framework of the Festival – but there was no doubt that the spectators loved it. Rovshan Sananoglu
Alexander Oseychuk - Janna Ilmer Quintet
Baku Jazz Center ...>>>
Mark Turner & Alexander Mashin Group
11 June, Green Theatre ...>>>
Baku International Jazz Festival 2007 – is the next in series of Baku Jazz Festivals that started in 2005. At that time, in the beginning of April, was the start of the first Festival which generated a great interest of Bakunians and visitors of our city ...>>>