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The music played with a deep feeling. I enjoyed it very much. 

Stay as you are. You are great musician my friend

best wishes and greetings

- JOE ZAWINUL -

Rain Sultanov is a great saxophone player and composer,

with his music he has a lot to say

CYCLE

VINYL / CD

RELEASE DATE 20.04.2018 

BY OZELLA MUSIC

Already on the ECM album "Aftenland" Jan Garbarek and Kjell Johnsen went

to the interface between organ and saxophone.

 

On "Cycle" the two leading jazz musicians Azerbaijan Rain Sultanov and

Isfar Sarabski develop a cosmic performance out of it.

 

Three instruments: organ, saxophone and piano. In it the organ stands for the sacred.

The saxophone for our deepest feelings. The piano for evolution.

 

Here the light is shining: you can almost hear the sunbeams that fall through the windows

of the Gothic Church of the Redeemer in Baku, where the album was recorded. 

An intense, light-filled energy room. No limits.

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

CD Review

by Ian Patterson

JUNE 17, 2018

The church organ has been a bit player in jazz history, impacting about as much as an Alfred Hitchcock cameo—blink and you'd miss it. Jan Garbarek and Kjell Johnsen's meditative duo album Aftenland (ECM, 2000) and a trio of gothic jazz recordings by Asaf Sirkis and the Inner Noise spring to mind, but after that you'd really have to dig. Cycle sees Azerbaijan's leading jazz musicians, soprano saxophonist Rain Sultanov embrace the solemnity of church organ in intimate dialogues that, without a doubt, owe a debt to Garbarek and Johnsen's aforementioned collaboration. 

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INSPIRED BY NATURE

VINUL / CD

RELEASE DATE 17. 02. 2017

BY OZELLA MUSIC

included in the top Albums

of the 2017 year of

Sweden's Lira Music magazine

www.lira.se

RADIO BERLIN BRANDENBURG (RBB)

one of the best Jazz-CDs des Jahres 2017

Late Night Jazz - "My Favorite Tunes"

www.kulturradio.de

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

CD Review

by Ian Patterson

JULY 14, 2017

Azerbaijani saxophonist/composer Rain Sultanov has long drawn inspiration from his country's rich culture and

stunning landscapes. On Inspired by Nature - Sultanov's eighth release as leader - the saxophonist toggles between lyrical balladry and passionate exposition as he takes Azerbaijan's nature as his muse.

And it has been an epic venture.

With a band of trusted musicians, Sultanov led an expedition around Azerbaijan, recording the natural sounds they encountered in the great mountains, by the Caspian Sea and on the flat plains. These recordings and impressions were then transported to Jan Erik Kongshaug's Rainbow Studio in Oslo and musically shaped by Sultanov under the guidance of the legendary sound engineer.

The result is music that is never less than engaging, and that at its best, exhibits haunting beauty. 
 

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Mart 9, 2019

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Jazz in Church Festival, Romania

LUTHERAN CHURCH FROM BUCHAREST

www.jazz.ro

CYCLE

Rain Sultanov 

Isfar Sarabski

 

May 6, 2019

MAGADAN, RUSSIA

CULTURAL CENTER, Magadan

BEYOND THE JAZZ

Rain Sultanov 

Shahin Novrasli

May 8, 2019

KHABAROVSK, RUSSIA

STATE PHILHARMONIC, Khabarovsk

BEYOND THE JAZZ

Rain Sultanov 

Shahin Novrasli

May 10, 2019

VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA

SEASIDE REGIONAL PHILHARMONIC, Vladivostok

BEYOND THE JAZZ

Rain Sultanov 

Shahin Novrasli