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