Konstantin Ionenko Quartet: Noema

Bassist Konstantin Ionenko leads a soft and gentle quartet on this session with compatriots Dima Bondarev/fh, Alex Maksymiw/g and Pavel Galitsky/dr. The ECM-inspired moods include Bondarev’s caressing tone on flugelhorn with tender cymbals tapping on pieces such as “Kaleidoscope” and “Prelude,” which is accented by some rich bass work by the leader. Galitsky’s brushes sashay on “November” along with “glassy” as Maksymiw’s guitar adds droplets of notes, while he is reflectively tensile with Bondarev on the folksy “Four Doors.” Light and fragrant atmospheres are in abundance, like a breeze caressing linen curtains.

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