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 -
VINYL / CD
RELEASE DATE 20.04.2018
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
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.