Boris Netsvetaev – piano, keyboards
Ferg Ireland – double bass
Jon Scott – drums
Zhenya Strigalev has always been known here for intense and memorble playing with a unique sound on his saxophones. He has absorbed the techniques and sounds of both jazz history and also from around the globe. Blues for Maggie is a new Zhenya’s album dedicated to Maggie Black, a well known figure in London due to her love and undying support to jazz music and musicians. The album was released on Whirlwind Recordings in March 2018 and featured drummer Eric Harland, bassist Linley Marthe and leading Chilean guitarist, Federico Dannemann. The album was recorded at two well respected European venues, Porgy and Bess in Vienna, Austria and Paradox in Tilburg, Netherlands, during the concert at Paradox and the day after the concert at Porgy with no audience. On this album Zhenya plays both alto and soprano saxophone as well as introducing his new creation “alto box”, which is his original way to use effects and electronics.