Eugene Maslov - "Where the Light Comes From"
Jazz Pianist Eugene Maslov's CD Where the Light Comes From (Blue Canoe Records) is an imaginative endeavor which not only shows off Maslov's extraordinary talent as pianist but demonstrates his remarkable abilities as composer, arranger and producer as well.
Eugene Maslov has been an active touring and recording musician over the past decade. He has recorded and performed with Shirley Horn, Toots Thielman, Gary Burton, Eddie Gomez, Omar Hakim and Pearl Bailey--as well as many others. Maslov now brings his prolific experience and encyclopedic knowledge of jazz form and improvisation to a format with a balanced concept, astutely and poetically rendered within the tight chemistry of his backup musicians which include guest appearances by Hubert Laws (flute) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums).
The strength and entertainment value of this effort lie in Maslov's unique musical ideas, deeply rooted in contemporary post-bop jazz. The irony of Where the Light Comes from," says Maslov, is that in my arrangements and compositions I am actually trying to touch upon the different shadows of the listener's feelings."
The recording displays a sense of timelessness with an eye bent on the future. Eugene's original compositions, as well as his arrangement of the Miles Davis classic Nardis," demonstrate the true beauty and originality of this extraordinary jazz artist.