Rain Sultanov

Live Act Jazz Contemporary Jazz Fusion Ethnojazz Worldmusic
Rain Sultanov - Jazz Contemporary Jazz Fusion Ethnojazz Worldmusic Live Act in Baku

Rain Sultanov Short Info

Current Project:

INSPIRED BY NATURE. SEVEN SOUNDS OF AZERBAIJAN

Baku, metropolis at the Caspian Sea, urban temptation of a rural society: Half of the 9 Millions Azeris is living here today. Though the city is situated in the East of the country for them it’s the West. The provinces in the real West they consider as their past.
It’s a illusion that determines the consciousness.

The Azeris are proud on the beauty of their country – but they don’t know it. Never they were in the jungle, saw the Gazelles of Shirvan or heard the mud volcanoes.
And they invite US-Stars to their traditional Jazz Festival, ignoring the Azeri scene that once constituted the image of Baku being Jazz capital of the Soviet Union.

This project brings back the scenic attractions and the nature-based Mugham-Jazz into the mind of the people. It follows saxophonist Rain Sultanov and his changing musicians on their search for inspiration through seven typical landscapes of Azerbaijan. Under extreme conditions they try to find the genius loci, make familiar with the living conditions of the rural people, improvise on instruments and transform pictures and sounds into musical sketches. Later, in the Oslo Rainbow Studio, with the support of legendary Jan Erik Kongshaug these ideas grew to the pieces of the album “Inspired by Nature. Seven Sounds of Azerbaijan”.

„Without the hurting sand storm on my face I wouldn’t have been able to make this music”, Rain Sultanov says.

The live performance of this music can be combined with the presentation of an one hour documentary about the project by German filmmaker Antje Dombrowsky.

Current Project:

INSPIRED BY NATURE. SEVEN SOUNDS OF AZERBAIJAN

Baku, metropolis at the Caspian Sea, urban temptation of a rural society: Half of the 9 Millions Azeris is living here today. Though the city is situated in the East of the country for them it’s the West. The provinces in the real West they consider as their past.
It’s a illusion that determines the consciousness.

The Azeris are proud on the beauty of their country – but they don’t know it. Never they were in the jungle, saw the Gazelles of Shirvan or heard the mud volcanoes.
And they invite US-Stars to their traditional Jazz Festival, ignoring the Azeri scene that once ...

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Past Gigs Rain Sultanov

  • 10 | 2015 Baku, Erlöserkirche Music for Organ h-Moll (with Sebastian Studnitzky and Elchin Shirinov)
  • 06 | 2015 Cannes, TBA Rain Sultanov Group
  • 02 | 2015 Moscow, Ukrainian Guesthouse Rain Sultanov Group
  • 12 | 2014 Baku, Heydar Aliyev Center Rain Sultanov feat. Alim Gasimov "Voice of Karabakh"
  • 11 | 2014 Vienna, Porgy & Bess First public presentation of INSPIRED BY NATURE. SEVEN SOUNDS OF AZERBAIJAN
  • 11 | 2014 Baku Jazz Festival Rain Sultanov: Tribute to Joe Zawinul
  • 10 | 2014 Baku Jazz Festival Rain Sultanov with Linley Marthe and Paco Sery
  • 03 | 2012 Baku, Erlöserkirche Duo with Barbara Dennerlein, Organ
  • 06 | 2006 Baku Jazz Festival Rain Sultanov with Bobo Stenson Trio
  • 05 | 2005 Baku Jazz Festival Rain Sultanov Quintet with Kenny Wheeler

Discography Rain Sultanov

  • 2015 Live at Porgy & Bess Album | JD
  • 2014 Voice of Karabakh Album | RSA
  • 2014 Rain Sultanov Live Album | JD
  • 2009 Tale of my Land Album | JD
  • 2003 City of Jazz Album | RSA
  • 1999 Mugham - Megham Album | JD
  • 1098 Last Moment Album | RSA

Media

  • Video Inspired by Nature - Seven ...
  • Video Rain Sultanov - "Voice of K...
  • Sound Qizilagac White Birds
  • Sound On the Trail of Shirvan's G...
  • Sound Up Lahij Mountains
  • Sound Hirkan's Colors
  • Sound On The Absheron Hook

Origin

  • Baku AZ

Members

  • Shahin Novrasli (AZ) Piano
  • Irakli Koiava (GEO) Percussion
  • Yasuhito Mori (JP) Bass
  • Peter Nilsson (SE) Drums
  • Yasef Eyvazov (AZ) Oud
  • Linnea Olsson (SE) Cello
  • Rain Sultanov (AZ) Saxophone, Compositions