Ukrainian pianist Usein Bekirov presented the composition Eastern Kaleidoscope with Crimean Tatar motifs
Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar composer, musician Usein Bekirov presented the composition Eastern Kaleidoscope, from his new album Hands, in collaboration with six-time Grammy nominee Mike Stern and drummer Max Malyshev.
He presented his new composition on International Jazz Day, which is celebrated on April 30.
Bekirov recorded his new album in collaboration with famous Ukrainian and world jazz musicians, whose names he still keeps secret. The presentation of the album is scheduled for the end of May 2021.
The title of the song suggests that it will sound oriental notes. Usein Bekirov plays in the styles of ethnic jazz, funk and fusion. Bekirov's compositions suggest motifs of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians, Azerbaijanis and Balkan folklore.
What is known
- Usein Bekirov's first album Tatterium was released in 2016. Over twenty leading Ukrainian musicians took part in its recording. Such as Jamala, Laura Marti, Igor Zakus, Enver Izmailov, Armen Kostandyan and others.
- Bekirov's father, Riza, is a well-known pianist of the Sato ethnic jazz ensemble.