Jazz. Maria Tarasevich and Igor Butman. Moondance. May 25th-27th, 2007


This is to some extent a protectionist project. Leading Russian musicians participated in the solo CD of Maria Tarasevich, a young and charming singer, who started in Big Band with Anatoly Kroll at the age of 19. The main “guardian” of the talented singer is of course Igor Butman, a ubiquitous Russian jazzmen, irreplaceable saxophone player at all beau-monde events. The first mutual project of Tarasevich and Butman is a selection of classical and old compositions of world jazz favorites. Masha performed even the legendary Besame Mucho, in a mysterious and soulful manner, as well as the beautiful melody by Johnny Mercer Autumn Leaves. Classic jazz melodies by Dizzy Gillespie, Koll Porter and George Gershwin were not left behind.