|Odessa Express: RussaNova|
Can Russian music be easygoing, swinging, just right for chilling out in summer? While every fairly experienced music lover would impulsively deny, ODESSA EXPRESS proves us wrong.
RUSSANOVA is the first release of the Russian-German ensemble. Jazzy Bossa Nova rythms accompanied by Russian and German lyrics create a laid-back atmosphere of Berlin summer (the final track “Winter Bossa” is a contrast, not a contradiction!). Some of the tracks recollect the vintage Russian love, Paris, in an almost melancholy mood, while others just deal with everyday topics.
Despite the inconsistent components of their music, ODESSA EXPRESS create something consistent that is relaxing and jiving at the same time, that feels good and make you feel good right here and now. RUSSANOVA - a nonchalant love declaration to Berlin and its cultural diversity.
1. Unser Restaurant 4:08
11. Abschied von Paris 3:59
Gennadij Desatnik - vocals, guitar
Valeriy Khoryshman - accordion
Valerij Pysarenko - contrabass
Oli Bott - vibraphone, percussion
Leonid Grudin - flute
Semjon Barlas - trumpet, flugelhorn
Evgenij Galkin - drums
Lyrics by Gennadij Desatnik except 3, 9 and 14 by Karsten Troyke, 11 by Wladimir Majakowski.