11th September 2015: ‘Robin Goodie’ receives 4 Star review from The Evening Standard.

Robin Goodie is the second album on Whirlwind Recordings for Russian alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev and his acclaimed fusion-edged six-piece Smiling Organizm featuring Blue Note-signed trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, double bassist Larry Grenadier (Brad Mehldau and Pat Metheny), electric bassist Tim Lefebvre (Wayne Krantz and Michael Wollny), pianist Taylor Eigsti (Joshua Redman and Christian McBride) and high-profile drummer Eric Harland (Dave Holland’s ‘Prism’, Charles Lloyd, McCoy Tyner).



See below for a recent 4 star write up in The Evening Standard (website) and to keep updated with Zhenyas shows, go (here)

“As composer and arranger, Strigalev subverts the roles of soloist and rhythm section but it’s his sax playing that lingers.”
4 Stars, The Evening Standard


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