Funky jazz orchestra is funky. Mix a little Masada with a little Shibusashirazu and rhythms that give it a more accessible acid jazz feel...and you're still pretty far away from their sound, but you probably get the idea. Horns and keyboards are a standout. Honestly the best time I've had with a jazz release in some time.
Favorite track: Transatlantic Opera.
Etched in the grooves of this 12” record, listeners will find an inspired moment in time. The 5-track LP, serving as the debut album of Estrada Orchestra, was recorded early one morning after a live gig. No session exactly the same as the next one, the founding members used their last chance to record together in their underground studio. Needless to say, these lunatics used it to fall into a frenzy of improvisation, a state characteristic of Estrada’s avant-garde spirit.
Formed of vinyl diggers, street musicians and self-taught aficionados, Estrada Orchestra started out as a spontaneous jam band in 2013. Their only intention was to enjoy leisure time and keep an open mind; unknowingly they ended up pioneering the return of jazz-funk in Estonia. (Henrik Ehte)
released May 3, 2015
Alto Saxophone, Electric Saxophone, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Sasha Petrov
Drums, Backing Vocals – Aleksei Semenihhin
Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Effects, Backing Vocals, Producer – Misha Panfilov
Flute, Alto Saxophone, Backing Vocals – Ilja Gussarov
Organ, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Backing Vocals – Vova Baskin