Isfar Sarabski Trio
The Isfar Sarabski Trio comprised Isfar Sarabski (piano), Makar Novikov (bass) and Alexander Mashin (drums.) They made a triumphant return to Paris on May 16th, 2014 as a part of the famous Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris, performing before a wildly appreciative audience of over 300. It took place at the Maison des Cultures du Monde cultural centre, which focuses on cultural exchange and the maintenance of cultural diversity, TEAS. Performing in the standard trio setting with Makar and Alexander, Isfar performs in a post-bop jazz style, mixed with mugham, the traditional music of his homeland.
Isfar Sarabski & Dhafer Youssef Collaboration
Youssef invited Isfar to join his European tour for his Eastern routes and unique performance. The Azerbaijani musician was chosen among the best pianists of the world. In 2016, the musicians performed on the Espinho Music Festival in Portugal, at the Palmoste Theater in Italy’s city Udine, at Timisoara Jazz Festival in Romania, and on the Malaga Jazz Festival in Spain. Another concert of the musicians took place in Württemberg, Germany.
Isfar Sarabski & Rain Sultanov Project
As to the project we will present with Rain Sultanov within Baku Jazz Festival: I never played the organ. But it was interesting for me, I roughly understood what this music is like and it impressed me. I’m glad that we recorded it quickly and spontaneously. I am also very glad that Rain invited me to this project. It's a very interesting duet. When I listen to him, I understand that we did it on a very good level. I’m always ready for interesting projects. In principle, Dhafer's music is also spatial. You can think of it, you can assign your emotions the same way like in Rain Sultanov's music we recently did. This is what is the most important.