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HMK Trio: Russian Caravan
https://myspace.com/dmitrikolesnik
2009: Dmitri Kolesnik

With:
Dmitri Kolesnik on Bass
John Hart on Guitar
Jimmy Madison on Drums

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 29, 2013


This CD opens with Russian Caravan, the title piece by Dmitri Kolesnik, an homage to Kolesnik’s Russian roots. The entire set of tracks is a mélange of ballads and compositions by this trio, with John Hart on guitar, Jimmy Madison on drums, and Kolesnik on bass. Each of the three is generously featured in captivating solos that draw the listener in.

Notable tracks:

#2 – Blues for R.C. – Composed by D. Kolesnik. This track nicely showcases Dmitri’s bass talent, as he carries the theme for the first half of the track in bluesy refrains. John picks it up with debonair informality, while Jimmy keeps the tempo smooth and magnetic.

#5 – Haunted Heart – Composed by H. Dietz – J. Green. This ballad is played with rapture and a sense of yearning, with John accentuating the elegance of the melody. Bass and drums remain in the background for resonance and rhythm, until Dmitri takes the theme to earthy dimensions. Guitar and bass blend for a hushed finale.

#8– Lullaby of the Leaves – Composed by J. Young – B. Petkere. This track is especially designed to highlight guitar, bass, drum riffs, plus fused trio tonality. It’s also transporting with natural, bucolic, and uplifting mood and aura, with a sense of quietude.

#9 –Until Then – Composed by J. Hart. This piece, composed by guitarist, John Hart, is a silky smooth instrumental, with expanded string solos in stunning serenity. Mostly a guitar theme, there are moments when the bass is spotlighted in poignant passages.






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