Caspian Jazz and Blues Festival

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Caspian Jazz and Blues Festival,
April 8 - 14 2002, Baku, Azerbaijan

Thanks to Garadagh Sement the events of the first Caspian Jazz and Blues Festival in Baku could be documented with this CD. There were so many wonderful concerts at the festival in April 2002 and it has been difficult to chose the best of them and put them into a 75 minute CD. We hope some of your favorites are among the selection here and wish you many hours of happy reminiscing when listening to this CD.

Thanks to our sponsors of the festival:
Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, US Embassy in Azerbaijan, Unocal, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, Statoil, Kocbank Azerbaycan, Schlumberger, Devon Energy, Coca Cola, SI Travel, Lufthansa, Bakcell Motorola, AMCHAM, Itochu, Baker & McKenzie, ACCELS, Radisson SAS, Hyatt Hotels Baku, Grand Hotel Europa Baku, Salans Hertzfeld and Heilbronn, Flexible Solutions, Adanet, Ascot Enterprises Limited, Fisherman's Wharf, Old Mill Café, Sunset Café, OSI - Baku, Azeri Musicians Union, International Security Services , Garadagh Sement, Wisseloord Studios

Organized by American Voices
Festival and Artistic Director - John Ferguson
Festival Manager - Liz Smailes
Assistant Manager - Seymur Karimov
Workshop and Volunteer Coordinator - Kenan Mammedov
Festival Assistant: Ayla Aleskerova

Recording and Sound Engineer - Tijmen Zinkhaan
Mixed in Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Recording and CD Production made possible thanks to Garadagh Sement

Title Filename
The Motherland Azerbaijan / Anaveten Azerbaijan

CoCo York and Beribakh, music and lyrics by CoCo York

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Never Make a Move Too Soon

CoCo York and Mike Del Ferro Trio, music by Nesbit "Stix" Hooper, lyrics by Will Jennings

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Sene de Qalmaz

Mike Del Ferro Trio, music by Tofiq Quliyev

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Sing, Sing, Sing The Ambassadors

United States Air Force Big Band, Sembach, Germany, music by Louis Prima

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Sari Gelin

Vagif Sadikhov, traditional Azeri melody

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Hey Pocky Way

Amina Figarova New Orleans Edition with Kim Prevost, traditional New Orleans blues

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Sax 'n Hop, music by Dave Holland

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Straighten Up and Fly Right

Beribakh, music and lyrics by Nat King Cole

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Ruslan Agababayev with Yasuhito Mori and Sebastian Captain, music by B. Kaper

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Emil Mammedov Trio, traditional Azeri melody

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Narmina Elvasova, pianist

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Play Piano Play

Anar Yusufov, pianist, music by Errol Garner

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Pass the Piece

Jazz Club Workshop Group with Werner Englert, music by Marceo Parker

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