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My new jazzy-blues album (yes, another one)
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wheel
550 posts
Jul 14, 2017
7:08 AM

Hello friends! This day is very important to me. It's the release day of my last album called "Minor Differences". The recording became possible thanks to your interest in my previous album .I received a lot of positive comments from all over the world (even from my harmonica heroes! Many thanks to Jason Ricci, Pierre Lacocque, PT Gazell for your support and kindness), some cool magazines wrote about it, and the song from this album even made it to the BBC (many thanks to Paul Jones).

My new album "Minor Differences" logically follows my previous album. It has the same vintage and sentimental feel. It has the same beautiful musicians (It wouldn't be possible without you guys)! Some songs were in my mind for a long time, but I was not ready to record them up until now.

It's a very natural and alive recording. We recorded it in two days in April. As a big fan of the old Prestige jazzy-blues records (some call it soul-jazz), I tried to reproduce the sound, length, design and song's choise of the great albums of 50s and 60s. And wise and kind David Mac from (http://www.bluesjunctionproductions.com/) wrote beautiful liner notes!

In this album I changed my approach to harmonica in some ways.I tried unusual harmonica positions and the most important thing is that I played the whole album on half valved harmonicas (Gazell method). And it felt so natural to me! It's my language. I think it's interesting and unussual because I played amplifed on all tracks.

Your interest to this album is very important to me being an independent musician from Ukraine. I'm happy that I'm integrated to the beautiful community of music lovers all over the world. I'm so grateful for that and I hope you like my new album.
For now my album is available on http://dwmmusic.com (physical cd's), CDBaby and amazon mp3. But soon It will be available on itunes, googlemusic and tradebit.
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Konstantin Kolesnichenko(Ukraine)
http://kolesnichenko-harmonica.com/

Last Edited by wheel on Jul 17, 2017 7:03 AM
Grey Owl
792 posts
Jul 16, 2017
9:56 AM
Wishing you every success with your new CD. Hope you sell loads:)

Grey Owl
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wheel
551 posts
Jul 17, 2017
7:09 AM
Thank you so much, my friend! I hope my music will find the listener. :)
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Konstantin Kolesnichenko(Ukraine)
http://kolesnichenko-harmonica.com/
wheel
552 posts
Jul 17, 2017
7:13 AM
BTW here is review of my last album by one and only PT Gazell

Minor Differences: Konstantin Kolesnichenko
Every so often a musician comes along that strikes just the right balance of melody, soul, fire and originality. Konstantin Kolesnichenko is one of these rare artists. I first became aware of Konstantin after being tagged on Social Media as one of his influences for my 2005 release “Swingin’ Easy…Hittin’ Hard.” What has followed is a remarkable maturity for someone still in their early 30’s.
As is often the case, it takes some time to dial in an identifiable tone and style. Go listen to his early postings on YouTube and you’ll hear shades of Little Walter, Dennis Gruenling and even a little of myself and Jason Ricci. Fast forward to his 2016 release “Hypnotized” and you can hear how he had begun to settle in on a sound.
Kolesnichenko’s latest effort, “Minor differences,” is a huge leap forward in many respects. All the songs were carefully picked to best portray where this artist is headed. As the title suggests, every selection is in a minor key with the exception of “Clockface.” This sort of concept is important not only for continuity of performance, but also as a way to really stretch out in a genre that works well for him. Kolesnichenko has also dialed in what effects he likes best, and what gets his point across. The result is a sound that is now highly identifiable. His soulful approach along with his effects, mic and amp of choice, reminds me of when a Ray Charles record would come on the radio. You knew instantly who it was. Ray’s voice was once described as sounding like a busted tube. Kolenichenko’s sound is not that dissimilar in my opinion. There is something very earthy and pleasing about how he has crafted his sound.
Another departure for this offering is his return to using Richter tuning for his diatonic instruments. All the songs are performed on Seydel Low Tone 1847’s that are half valved using Gazell method valves. This has moved his chromatic thought process and emotional content to the next level. His use of the additional blow and draw bends that the valves provide, really add color to this project. The valved shading he uses to blend with the organ and guitar makes his playing that much more emotional and meaningful.
Another element crafting this sound is how he has picked instrumentation to support him. In addition to drums and guitar, he features jazz style organ and selective use of percussion that really define this EP. His unison lines with the organ give the whole thing that small section feel that is not always easy to pull off. Check out the opening track “Joe’s Blues” to see what I mean. Other notable tracks are “In The Wee Small Hours” and the title track “Minor Differences” an original composition.
Kolesnichenko is not afraid to try things that most folks would dismiss as fluff. “Volare” is a perfect example of this. One of the things I have always admired about Charlie Musselwhite was his fearlessness to include songs that others would consider trite. Kolesnichenko obviously is cut from the same cloth.
Get this EP…now. Dig It…
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Konstantin Kolesnichenko(Ukraine)
http://kolesnichenko-harmonica.com/

Last Edited by wheel on Jul 17, 2017 7:16 AM


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