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09 June 2017 [15:00] - Today.Az
By Laman Ismayilova
Baku’s International Mugham Center has brought together world-famous musicians from France, Turkey, Belgium and Azerbaijan.
The event was co-organized by Premier LTD, International Mugham Center and the embassies of France and Belgium in the country.
Ambassadors of France and Belgium, Aurelia Bouchez and Bert Shuts addressed the event and stressed that the implementation of the project aimed at further expansion of cultural ties between the countries and mutual enrichment of musical traditions.
They noted that Baku once again has proved that it's truly jazz capital, where music is given a special attention.
Further, the Elchin Shirinov Trio brilliantly performed music pieces of the world famous authors.
The Elchin Shirinov Trio is an exciting project interweaving forward looking arrangements of traditional Azerbaijani music and brand new compositions. The trio consists of musicians Linley Marthe (France) and Stephane Galland (Belgium).
Pianist and composer Elchin Shirinov was tutored by great musical talents such as Vagif Sadikhov, Aaron Goldberg, Kevin Hays, Jean Michel Pilc, Yakov Okun. In his formative years he was influenced by a number of great musicians, most notably Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Brad Mehldau through an intensive analytic work on their music.
He participated in many international festivals in Poland, Switzerland, France, the UK and China.
Linley was the last bassist for the late, great keyboardist Joe Zawinul, and has been wowing audiences around the world with his incredible musicianship and deep groove.
A master of electric and upright bass as well as piano, Linley's sound and style have made him one of the most sought-after sidemen in the world.
Belgian jazz drummer Stéphane Galland started to perform with jazz musicians like Eric Legnini and Jean-Pierre Catoul. He released two albums with the Eric Legnini Trio when he was only 11.He plays African music, classical music and pop music.
Galland has also been a member of BZZZ PüK, Greetings from Mercury, Ibrahim Maalouf, Jeroen Van Herzeele, K. D.'s Basement Party, Octurn, Tomas and Co, and Variations on A Love Supreme.
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