Hello, friends! Can't go outside? Can't stop worrying? How about a new cool record to soothe your ears and soul!? Today is the release date of my latest album. It's called "Tenderly" and it's full of good old vintage instrumental R&B, Blues, Jazz, Bossa-Nova, and even old-timey Exotica tune! It's been recorded in an organ combo format with deep love, passion and craftsmanship.
Now it's available on Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Tidal, and Hangama! Just search "Konstantin Kolesnichenko Quartet Tenderly"
But! If you are a hardcore music fan and record collector you can buy a beautiful mini-vynil CD directly from me (just send me a message) or on bluebeatmusic
I used Seydel Harmonicas (I'm a proud endorser) with PT Gazell method valves as always for this record!
Review by PT Gazell! PT's playing is one of my main inspirations. His music and using of valves changed my approach so much.
“Tenderly,” an exciting new 6 song EP by Konstantin Kolesnichenko, marks yet another step forward in the musical exploration of this talented young artist. Kolesnichenko treats us to a collection of rare “Jump & Swing” tunes from the 50’s and 60’s. This is an interesting genre of music. It’s somewhere in between jazz and rock and roll. More complicated than it sounds but simpler to digest. I have been following Konstantin since he first broke on the harmonica scene several years ago. He has continued to explore different genres and instrumentation to help define his career…this offering is no exception. Accompanied by drums, guitar and Hammond B3 (also kicking bass pedals) these fine players are helping Kolesnichenko shape his highly identifiably sound. His use of lowpitched harmonicas combined with my Gazell method valves makes his harmonica sound instantly identifiable. What I particularly enjoy about Konstantin’s playing is his use of different positions and tunings to find the sweet spot to get his point across. This collection has 2nd position, 3rd minor, 5th minor, and 12th. Half of the songs are done using the Bebop tuning for diatonic harmonica. Frankly, it really does not matter because the performances and sound is just plain good…how he gets there is really not that important. Kolesnichenko has taken great care on “Tenderly” to make sure that all the instruments sound period specific. The project is also expertly mixed in mono, which greatly adds to the sound fitting the time frame of the original recordings. The arrangements are simple and correct. This frames Kolesnichenko’s performances is the best possible light. Just to be clear, those performances are brilliant. Standouts for me on this EP are “Sticky Wicket,” “Pyramid” and “Beecher’s Bossa.” Highly recommended…available Buy or download this project and help support Indie artists. PT Gazell ---------- Konstantin Kolesnichenko(Ukraine) http://kolesnichenko-harmonica.com/
I posted this on another thread but more than happy to repeat it. Can heartily recommend Tenderly.
I've just downloaded Tenderly and listened twice through. Loving it. One of my vows this year was to buy more music because I got out of the habit somewhat in the digital era. We need to support musicians more than ever under the current circumstances. Glad I did!
BW, how did you download it? I tried ‘real big’ but I couldn’t find a way that didn’t involve joining a streaming service ie a monthly fee. Amazon looked promising for a while but turned out frustrating; they would not accept my payment and I couldn’t see why but was out of patience by that point.
BronzeWailer, thank you again my friend! SuperBee, thank you so much for the interest! What about Google Play? I think you can download it here. If you are from USA, you can buy phisical copy here: bluebeatmusic.com
Small advertisement! :) Me and Paul Seedorenko were jammin on "Billy in the Lion's Den" by Bill Jennings and Leo Parker. I took one of my lowest harmonicas (low Ab by Seydel Harmonicas) to sound closer to the bari sax of Parker and Paul took his beautiful Heritage guitar. It's our's first distance jam in (I hope) series of videos. Paul is gorgeous guitar player and if you like how we sound together be sure to check the latest Konstantin Kolesnichenko Quartet album "Tenderly" :)