Mariya Tarasevich is one of the best Russian jazz singers, who became a soloist of the legendary Big Band of Anatoly Kroll. She took part in grand jazz festivals in Montreux and Paris, recordings for CDs of major Russian musicians and even a photo session for Playboy. Since 1990 Maria has been working with the big band of Igor Butman. The legendary musician helped Maria with her first solo jazz CD, which is claiming to be one of the most interesting albums of the year. The strong and clear voice of Tarasevich and a magic saxophone by Butman stay within the jazz standards with reasonable conservatism. The CD is complemented with keys by such noted musicians as Anton Baronin and Aleksey Bekker.
Jazz. Maria Tarasevich and Igor Butman. MOONDANCE June 4th, 2007