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Yuri Goloubev

Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 8:30 pm

Music Charge: £12.00

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“"Astonishing playing technique, perfect intonation and the musical taste of a great jazz bassist"”

Salvatore Mortilla, Libertà

A multi-award winning expat Russian bass player, Yuri Goloubev had, by 1990 at the age of 18, already won first prize in the All-Soviet Union Student Competition. After going on to study at the Central School of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, from which he graduated with a Masters degree, he moved on to the famed Bolshoi Opera and then Principal Bass with one of the world’s most noted chamber orchestras, the Moscow Soloists, directed by Yuri Bashmet. As a classical double bassist he collaborated with such musicians as James Galway, Shlomo Mintz, Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich performing at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall (New York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Barbican (London), Berlin Philharmonie and the Sydney Opera House. Meanwhile, as a composer he was writing jazz and chamber music works as well as bass transcriptions and arrangements, and in 2002 became the youngest bass player ever to be awarded the prestigious title of Honoured Artist of Russia. However, from the late 1990s, Yuri had also become keenly interested in jazz and started performing in clubs and festivals as a jazz bassist. The growth of this interest finally led him to all but abandon his classical career and devote himself to the jazz genre as a performer and composer. In 2004 he moved to Milan, which he used as a base for his worldwide touring and recording for the next decade, joining the Jazz faculty of Centro Professione Musica in Milan in 2007 and becoming Jazz Double Bass Professor at Trento State Conservatory in 2010. In addition, he has lead diverse master classes in the field of both classical and jazz in the United States, England, Ireland, Croatia and Italy. His style, the fluidity of which has often been likened to a wind player, is immediately recognisable and his playing and compositions have been featured on nearly 100 CDs to date, released by such labels as ACT, Universal, Abeat, Red Records and Basho. Some of Yuri's notable jazz collaborations include iconic US pianist Bob James, Kenny Werner, Ralph Towner and Rick Margitza and he is probably best known at the Club for his collaborations with the great UK pianist Gwilym Simcock (Pat Metheny). Now based in the UK, in 2015 he joined the Faculty of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Tonight this remarkable player will be appearing with his fabulous trio featuring the leading UK jazz pianist John Turville and the internationally acclaimed drummer Asaf Sirkis. The music will be a mix of originals from Yuri and John combined with Yuri’s creative arrangements of classic jazz standards and promises to be something quite special.

"Astonishing playing technique, perfect intonation and the musical taste of a great jazz bassist" Salvatore Mortilla, Libertà; "A truly sensational bassist" Rainlore's World of Music; "Beyond the perfect mastery of his instrument and his deep capacity for writing, is his aesthetic - musical creations deeply-rooted in his experiences from the worlds of classics and jazz" Francisco Cruz, Jazz News


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