Figarova, Amina

Munich Records, 2008CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Amina Figarova (p) expresses her emotions through the ivory. She composed a dozen new songs for Above the Clouds. Her mood is jovial on the opener “A Dance”, a spirited bop number featuring Bart Platteau (fl) and Ernie Hammes (t). That groove lasts through the entire set. Bassist Jereon Vierdag and Chris ‘Buckshot’ Strik (d) set the pace with funky beats for Hammes on “Ernie’s Song”. Figarova mixes in a few soothing ballads for a change of pace but the burners like “Sharp Corners” really stand out!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz