SATO Jazz group / Press

“Interwiev with Leonid Atabekov”

“Leonid Atabekov and his group have managed to find a new accent of jazz language - are there many others who can make boast of the same? The “Sato” did this in a natural and democratic way that turned to be possible to a great extent due to a fantastic manner of guitar playing invented by Enver Izmaylov (now this performer is known throughout the world). In his hands folk melodies got sudden development and nuances. At the same time national spirit of music did not lead to some kind of self-restraint but, on the contrary, became a pass across all borders.”