Sometimes you make discoveries of new artists and you have to sit with them for a while, let them get into your brain before you decide if they're doing it for you. Not so with Elena Pavlova. My friend Sergey sent a link to her site earlier today and I was instantly blown away by what a major talent this young woman is.
She plays sax and she's been doing it for a while. Clearly, there is a very interesting Jazz scene going on in the Ukraine, and Pavlova who is somewhere in her mid-twenties, has her own point of view and brings some intense and brilliant chops to the party.
Tonight's track, Mind, came out literally a few hours before I posted this and it grabbed me within ten seconds of hitting the "play" button.
Right now she's put together a group called Eco Jazz Project which she is working out mixing a lot of different styles into one cohesive unit.
If tonight's track is any indication where this thing is headed, I would say the ride is going to be quite amazing.
I have the sneaking suspicion we're going to be hearing a lot from Elena Pavlova in the coming months.