Isfar Sarabski ends his European tour [PHOTO/VIDEO]


November 11, 2021 1:33 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)


By Laman Ismayilova

Acclaimed Azerbaijani pianist, honorary artist Isfar Sarabski has completed his concert tour to promote his latest album “Planet” (2021).

The music album “Planet” was recorded in collaboration with Warner Music Group. It was released on the occasion of International Jazz Day, celebrated on April 30.

As the musician says, the music album fully reflects his feelings and his view of the world.

The musician pays special attention to the major events that have affected humanity in recent years. Through his music, Isfar Sarabski dialogues with listeners.

The album “Planet” includes works performed at concerts and renewed pieces of music.

“So one of the compositions included in the album was written about two years ago, but we only recorded it last year. My shows feature all the pieces of music included in the album.

The album “Planet” was originally an electro album. But it gradually turned into an acoustic album. In addition, the pieces of music included in the album were performed with an orchestra.

Isfar Sarabski signed a contract with Warner Music Group for the release of two albums in 2019. He became the first Azerbaijani jazz musician to join Warner Music Group.

In 2019, the musician released the musical track “Horses of Karabakh”, recorded in partnership with Warner Music Group (WMG).

The final decision was made after the musician’s performance at the Jazzahead festival held in Germany.

“For me, as an artist, this is a big step forward as now my music sounds all over the world and is well promoted. The contract with Warner Music Group is for another album to be released, but it’s being in a different musical genre – electronic music, ”Isfar said.

The European tour ran from October to November. During the two months, the musician successfully performed in Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin (Germany), Brussels (Belgium), Venice (Italy), Paris (France), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) , Friborg, Bern (Switzerland) and Prague (Czech Republic). All the concerts were sold out.

German Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) recorded Isfar Sarabski’s concert in Munich and will broadcast it on national radio throughout Germany and Europe. In France, the musician was a guest on the TSF radio channel, where he gave an interview and performed several songs live for radio listeners.

Isfar Rzayev, better known as Isfar Sarabski, is the great-grandson of opera singer Huseyngulu Sarabski. His musical talent manifests itself from an early age.

Musician started playing the piano at the age of seven. Sarabski studied classical piano for eleven years at Bulbul Music School. After that, he continued his studies at the Baku Academy of Music.

He graduated from the Academy in 2011, graduating as a classical concert pianist. In the same year, the pianist received a scholarship from Berklee Music College in Boston and the United States.

After that, the musician formed the Isfar Sarabski trio with the Moscow musicians Alexander Mashin (drums) and Makar Novikov (bass). The trio has performed at numerous festivals and concert halls across North America and Europe.

The young Azerbaijani virtuoso has performed in the most prestigious concert halls, including the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Miles Davis Hall, Vibrato Jazz Club, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Zinco Jazz Club, Konzerthaus, Asphalt Jazz Club, Duc des Lombards Jazz Club, Porgy & Bess Jazz Club, Bird’s Eye Jazz Club and Apollo Theater.

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