TRIDRUGA is a perfect blend of world music with contemporary jazz, made accessible and enjoyable by the combined efforts of Yuri Lemeshev on accordion, Brad Shepik on guitar, and Tony Scherr on bass balalaika. For those who had forgotten how an accordion can become a major jazz instrument for performance, this is an excellent look at how it is done in the hands of a master!
Songs include "Wind Cries," Tridruga" ( an important, articulate jazz work fully realized and expressed!), "Forgotten Island," "The Dream," among others. Every song is a treat for the jazz listener!
TRIDRUGA is worth your time, if simply to enjoy the uniqueness these musicians and their instruments bring to jazz listening expression and enjoyment! A winner in the unique category! This is jazz accordion performance at its finest. All solo work is top-notch!