Primary Instrument: Piano
KAZHARGAN World Jazz Project CD released in 2012. Great musicians from all over the world participated in the recording of Wonderful Times using the Internet: Tony Cimorosi - NS Double bassist from New York, Hans Peter Salentin - amazing jazz Trumpeter from Cologne, Cheryl Pyle - the legendary jazz flutist and poetess from New York, Max Ridgway - wonderful jazz guitarist from Oklahoma, Sean O'Bryan Smith - electro bass player from Tennessee, Brian Mitchell Brody - saxophonist from Oklahoma, drummer and percussionist Papa Z from Russia, Stan Z - pianist, composer and producer at KAZHARGAN. Photo for the CD cover with the permission of Tanya Truong - wonderful photographer from California.
Piano: Stanislav Zaslavsky. Trumpet: Hans Peter Salentin. Flute: Cheryl Pyle. Guitar: Max Ridgway. Saxophone: Brian Mitchell Brody. NS Double bass: Tony Cimorosi. Electric bass: Sean O'Bryan Smith. Drums & Percussion: Papa Z. Poems and voice: Cheryl Pyle.
This CD is outstanding..the way it was produced, the way it worked with the musicians, the way how the music developed.....,,Wonderful Times'' (Hans Peter Salentin)
KAZHARGAN. a word of open gestures a word with no specific translation open values in the meaning for us all to seek out find your own way in songs of worlds born in heart sound jazz. (Cheryl Pyle)
The poem sets the scene for the entire story. Through the open gestures of talented artists from around the globe Kazhargan World is born. With a love for unity and the furthering of jazz, a unique combination of musical talents took on the distinct challenge of creating world class jazz while never being able to interact in the same room. For generations this concept seemed futile but in truth it was only waiting for the right people to accept the challenge. From Russia to Germany to across the United States of America the artists laid out their hearts and their souls for music that was bigger than them and all about heart and sounds and jazz. As the residents of Kazhargan World we invite you in and we hope you enjoy. (Sean O'Bryan Smith)
I express my gratitude and admiration for my wonderful friends and excellent musicians: Hans Peter Salentin from Germany, Cheryl Pyle and Tony Cimorosi from New York, Sean O'Bryan Smith from Tennessee, Max Ridgway and Brian Mitchell Brody from Oklahoma. thanks for their skill and devotion to music, good sensitivity, patience and love. (Stan Z)