Yurodny Evenset 2009
Oleg Ponomarev - violin
Adrian Hart - violin, electronics
Cora Venus Lunny - violin, viola
Kate Ellis - cello
Nick Roth - soprano, alto and tenor saxophones
Colm O'Hara - trombone
Francesco Turrisi - piano
Dave Redmond - double bass
Phil Macmullan - drums
Mihaly Borbely - clarinet, taragato, soprano saxophone
Gilad Atzmon - clarinet
Tom Arthurs - trumpet, flugelhorn
Paul Williamson - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ben Davis - cello
Miklos Lukacs - cimbalom
Recorded at Windmill Lane studios, Dublin
Mixed at Eastcote Studios, London
Mastered by Bob Katz, Digital Domain Florida
released October 10, 2010
Jazz - Yurodny
LAST year's debut from Yurodny, Odd Set, announced a young Irish ensemble with the talent
and the chutzpah to play Balkan and eastern European music as it should be played.
Now with the follow-up, saxophonist Nick Roth and his nine-piece band have moved beyond
arrangements of traditional Klezmer tunes and are creating their own music which is challenging,
original and suffused with real feeling.
Roth's mentor, Israeli-Palestinian saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, produces and has evidently been a
positive influence, and other guests make fine instrumental contributions. But most of the credit must go to Roth and his ensemble for elevating their
Eastern-leaning jazz to a new level.
October 18, 2009
© 2009 The Sunday Tribune
Fri, Nov 13, 2009
The album of the week reviewed...
Less than 18 months after the release of their live debut (Odd Set), composer and saxophonist Nick Roth
and his band are back with a studio-recorded and aptly titled companion piece.This time, original band
compositions are given free reign, and while the disparate influences of Eastern Europe and the klezmer
tradition still suffuse the collective spirit, Yurodny’s character is more finely etched on Evenset.
Roth’s title track follows a sinuous path, cinematic in scope, yet muted in tone, while Francesco Turrisi’s
Folia takes a more improvisational route, exploiting the rhythmical flow of piano, sax and percussion.
Former Loyko violinist Oleg Ponomarev lends a military presence with Red Hora , but Yurodny’s overriding
achievement is to produce an album saturated with foreboding that might just be an ideal aural soundtrack
to the precarious times we live in.
Download tracks: Crude Black Strap, Evenset
© 2009 The Irish Times