Ufa, Russia, born Artur Bayramgalin is an in-demand guitarist on the Russian music scene and performed with many top-notch Russian musicians.
Last year he started his solo career with the debut album Interro Island receiving rave reviews and high acclaims by some of the major Smooth Jazz Internet sites. The combination of local music with the smooth jazz style makes Artur Bayramgalin's debut album Interro Island unique and unforgettable.
With the sophomore album Electric Breezz Artur makes the second step to the American market. Artur categorizes his new album: ”Funk, Nu Jazz, Smooth Jazz and Fusion are the unique flavors that mix into the upbeat and catchy tunes. “
The starting song You Make Me Fly borrows ideas of the European and Brazilian music scene fusing them to an irresistible song of appealing elegance. The song features Russian singer Alina Aminova, ambassador of jazz in the Firework Jazz Club in Ufa.
Lost Caravan conjures oriental rhythm and melodies, all melting in a demonic dance floor mix. Matreshka featuring singer Shardi presents an interesting melange of Russian folk music with Nu Jazz and Electronica.
When Venus stands In Gemini it's the time for love and friendship activity. Like a siren allures singer Alina Aminova in best conjunction with sax player Murat Arslanbekov and guitarist Bayramgalin.
Technical impossible, a long dream of mankind. Artur builds his own Perpetum Mobile with a great range of synthesizer and guitar effects. The up-tempo and propulsive Merry Dancers invites to quick movements.
A Maze can be difficult to be solved. Artur finds a direct and melodious way to the exit. Superb is the bass run of this tune. The epilogue Jazz Do It shuffles to a jazzy and funky end.
Artur Bayramgalin's sophomore album Electric Breezz reveals more facets of this great guitarist. Artur is always good for a surprise. Really innovative soundscapes.
Title: Electric Breezz Artist: Artur Bayramgalin Year: 2010 Length: 0:32:35 Genre: Smooth Jazz
01 You Make Me Fly [4:24] 02 Lost Caravan [4:17] 03 Matreshka [4:04] 04 Venus In Gemini [4:32] 05 Perpetum Mobile [4:07] 06 Merry Dancers [4:24] 07 Maze [4:35] 08 Jazz Do It [2:11]
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Artur Bayramgalin – Interro Island
Hailing from Ufa, Russia, multi-instrumentalist Artur Bayramgalin is ready for a start off. At the age of 22, Artur made a name for himself on the Russian music scene performing with many of top artists.
He has just recorded his debut album Interro Island in the Breezz Studio, Ufa and fosters his music in all jazz-networks and communities. He comments his new album: "This is my first solo project, which includes original tunes composed and arranged by me. I hope you will enjoy my work!"
Artur performs on his new album guitars, keyboards, drum programming, additional vocals and is supported by other musicians on several of the tunes.
Opener of the album is the title song Interro Island. Don't get confused by the atmospheric intro with the breath of wind and Azat Bikchurin's Kurai. After the first bars joins Artur with guitar and keyboards turning the song to a modern and unique contemporary jazz song. Artur continues an excellent dialog with Azat's Kurai adding finest keyboard sounds and Tablas rhythm. Alexandr Kartashov adds a perfect bass line to the song.
The entertaining Black Coffee melts elements of blues, jazz and smooth jazz to a drip-brewed captivating drink. Leysan Sharipova adds some vocal Wodka. In The Middle Of The Night features trumpet player Artur Gimev, who can certainly compared with Rick Braun, Greg Adams and Herb Alpert. Also impressing Artur Bayramgalin's performance on acoustic guitar.
Some sprinkles of cool jazz keep Joyriding moving. The bridges have some Samba flavor. Breathtaking are Artur's exuberant solos on keyboards and guitar. Café Rendez-Vous is featuring bayan player Ainur Fathov. The bayan is one of the most perfect chromatic accordions existing nowadays. On this tune Fathov creates the elegant French flair with a jazzy attitude.
Charismatically flows the tune Down The Smooth River, a melodic expression of Artur's personal affinity to smooth jazz. A brilliant interplay between Artur's guitar and Salavat Gumerov's elegant keyboards performance. Singer Leysan Sharipova delivers some vocale flair.
The easy going Merry-Go-Round features sax player Murat Arslanbekov. With Murat's pushing blows and his distortion guitar effects Artur creates a sovereign electric field. Looking At The Sky is a romantic lay back featuring the smooth facets of Murat Arslanbekov.
The album is closed with the shorter tunes Jazz Do It, a groovy tune with a shuffle beat and Leaving The Island, a view back to the native realms.
It's the personal note, the combination of local music with the smooth jazz style, which makes Artur Bayramgalin's debut album Interro Island unique and unforgettable. A real enrichment for the music world. Спасибо, Artur!
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Title: Interro Island Artist: Artur Bayramgalin Year: 2009 Length: 0:42:39 Genre: Smooth Jazz Label: Breezz Studio
01 Interro Island [5:28] 02 Black Coffee [4:40] 03 In The Middle Of The Night [4:24] 04 Joyriding [4:45] 05 Café Rendez-Vous [5:06] 06 Down The Smooth River [4:54] 07 Merry-Go-Round [4:20] 08 Looking At The Sky [4:25] 09 Jazz Do It [2:14] 10 Leaving The Island [2:22]