Bassist Yuri Goloubev Interviewed at AAJ


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After a highly successful career in one of the world's greatest classical ensembles, the Moscow Soloists, Russian double-bassist Yuri Goloubev decided to turn his back entirely on this world to heed another calling: jazz.

Responding to his lifelong passion, Goloubev established himself in Milan, Italy, where in the past five years he has recorded an impressive number of sessions and fully established himself on the national jazz scene.

As one-third of the short-lived but highly impressive trio SGS, Goloubev established a musical partnership with drummer Asaf Sirkis and pianist Gwilym Simcock which produced the excellent SGS Group Inc. Presents... (Music Center, 2008), and continues to this day in various projects where any one of the three players acts as leader, including the pianist's lauded Bluese Vignette (Basho) and the bassist's own Metafore Semplici (Emarcy), both released in 2009.

AAJ Contributor Ian Patterson spoke with Goloubev about transitioning from the classical world to the jazz sphere, establishing ongoing relationships with artists including Simcock, Sirkis, and German reed man Klaus Gesing...and how making music is like baking a very good chocolate cake.

Check out Yuri Goloubev: Of Chocolate Cake & Other Simple Metaphors at AAJ today!

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