Romantic Soprano Saxophone and Clarinet/Guitar duet. Jazz and Latin standards, World Music and Originals.
- Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova
- Release Date: 2013
Designed to please, ENJOY Oasis showcases the multi-colored toolkit of Leo Chelyapov and Alfredo Cáceres, professionals with cred from Moscow and Guatemala City active on the Southland scene. Their smooth, sophisticated stylings inhabit a musical environment of softly shifting colors in which klezmer, belly dance and their exotic neighbors make you feel at home. Chelyapov's Oasis is a brilliant five-minute demo of what Chelyapov and Cáceres can do. The duo achieve relaxation on 11 tracks that include a gentle, wailing take on Coltrane's Naima, a provocative remake of Dark Eyes and an enchanting, cozy Shadow of Your Smile.
(writes for HuffPost, Gramophone, Strings, Audiophile Audition, the Southern California Early Music Society, and Seen and Heard International)