JZ Replacement is very different from Zhenya’s and Jamie’s other projects. The duo mix a wide range of inspirations found through their musical journeys and studies to create an organic yet highly original sound. Some people see their Indian influences, some Charlie Parker or Chris Dave. The focus here is create something very tight and precise (which is often not possible with bigger groups) while being totally free and creative. There are lots of heavy swinging grooves, complex melodies as well as just some catchy simple melodies which will please everybody (although that’s not the goal) and they may even RAP some Jay-Z.
“…fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo…” – London Jazz News
“Always it’s a surreal, impressive brew” – ★★★★ Jazzwise
“Strigalev’s group could well be the next big thing in jazz.” ★★★★ All About Jazz
“A maverick at the heart of modern jazz.” ★★★★ The Telegraph
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