Led by world-renowned Russian dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya on vocals and Irish musician-composer David Duffy on bass, “Something Else” is the debut album from their K Quintet project.
With more than 150 million views on her videos which cover – amongst other styles – Ragtime, Charleston, Swing and Bebop, it seems natural that the repertoire on this record looks back to the classic jazz of the '50s and '60s.
Citing influences such as Oscar Peterson, Red Garland, and Ben Webster, standards by the likes of Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers & Henry Mancini are subtly mixed with original ‘classic’ compositions, written by the husband-and-wife bandleaders.
In another nod to days gone by, the album was recorded at Vertigo Studios in Barcelona – a haven of vintage microphones, preamps and tape recording facilities. It brings together some leading names from the Spanish jazz scene, including Marc Martín Torrent on piano and Xavi Hinojsa on drums.
The video of their original composition “Something Else” – which has more than 200,000 views already – features Ksenia along with fellow dancers Aina Lanas & Marina Pravkina performing a combination of solo jazz, vogue, UK Jazz and contemporary dance.
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