Jaak Sooäär / Ara Yaralyan / Markku Ounaskari – A Shooting Star (Releasedate: 12.10.2018)

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Jaak Sooäär / Ara Yaralyan / Markku Ounaskari – A Shooting Star (Releasedate: 12.10.2018)

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Trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums is often called „power trio” in jazz context.  Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooäär, Armenian/Estonian double bassist Ara Yaralyan and Finnish drummer Markku Ounaskari started their melodic power trio in spring 2016. Sooäär had recently performed often music by J. S. Bach and proposed some beautiful melodies by the great master of Baroque area to be played in a jazz trio context without changing the original ideas and harmony. Yaralyan proposed some ancient Armenian folk melodies and both Sooäär and Yaralyan added some compositions of their own. Markku Ounaskari is known for his delicate melodic drumming style and the conception and program of the new trio were easy to define. Since then the trio has performed in Finland and Estonia and their debut album will be released in September 2018.

Jaak Sooäär is one of the most active jazz musicians of the Baltics, who has performed with Ray Anderson, Anders Jormin, Han Bennink, Will Calhoun, Dave Liebman and Vladimir Tarasov among others. Ara Yaralyan is know of his work in Kari Ikonen Trio, he has also collaborated with Ingrid Jensen, Vardan Ovsepian and Verneri Pohjola to name a few. The most well-known member of the trio is Markku Ounaskari, who regularly collaborates with artists such as Arve Henriksen, Anders Jormin, Nils Petter Molvaer, Trygve Seim, Markus Stockhausen, Tore Brunborg, Mats Eilertsen and Lena Willemark and appears on several ECM albums.

Line up:

Jaak Sooäär – electric guitar; Ara Yaralyan – double bass; Markku Ounaskari – drums

Tracklisting:

1. Chinar Es (armenian trad.) 04:32

2. A Shooting Star (Sooäär) 04:35

3. Navasard (Yaralyan) 05:50

4. Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ (J.S. Bach) 05:32

5. Andrzrew Ekav (armenian trad.) 04:12

6. Siciliano (J.S. Bach) 05:37

7. Lusni par Lusni Par (Yaralyan) 04:14Kaamos (Sooäär) 05:37

8. Kaamos (Sooäär) 05:37

9. Waltz For A.A. (Sooäär) 04:16