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Ark Ovrutski Quintet (featuring Duduka & Helio Alves) Celebrating New CD Sounds of Brasil TUESDAY, February 1st at Zinc Bar Sets at 8:00-10:00 & 11:30PM

January 18, 2011

  To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jazzpromo@earthlink.net

Ark Ovrutski Quintet (featuring Duduka Da Fonseca)
Celebrating New CD ”Sounds of Brasil” With:
Jorge Continentino – Bari & Tenor Saxophones & Flute & Alto Flute
Michael Deese-Walve Trombone & Flute & Alto Saxophones

Helio Alves – Piano
Ark Ovrutski – Bass
Duduka Da Fonseca – Drums

TUESDAY, February 1st
Three SETS : 8:00 & 10:00 & 11:30PM

At Zinc Bar
82 West Third Street (Bet. Sullivan & Thompson Sts)


“Sounds Of Brasil is a unique blend of contemporary arrangements and original melodies in various different styles of jazz with Brazilian grooves.  Ark explains his affinity for the South American musical genre – one he shares with other Russian musicians, like pianists Misha Piatigorsky and Andrei Kondakov. “I think the roots of that are in the history of Russian and Brazilian music of 19th century,” he says.  “There is a style in Russian classical music – Russian Urban Romantic Songs (Romance) — that appeared at the beginning of 19th century, which is really melodically close to the Portuguese romantic songs of that period that became melodic source for chorinho and later for bossa-nova and samba. Talking about composing in general, Brazilian composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Chico Buarque and Johnny Alf all taught me how to create bright deep melodies.”  Ovrutski has learned his lessons well, as his own compositions here testify”
Russ Musto-All About Jazz

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