Masha Ocean Quartet breaks new ground with their first album ‘Kaleidoscopic Realities’

Varied and vibrant, this nine-track endeavor surpasses musical constraints, effortlessly fusing influences from across the world in English, Russian, and Spanish.
4 December 2023

Masha Ocean Quartet is poised to break through any preconceived notions about music with their debut album, Kaleidoscopic Realities. Varied and vibrant, this nine-track endeavor surpasses musical constraints, effortlessly fusing influences from across the world in English, Russian, and Spanish.

From the delightfully jazzy lead single Tolox, through the laid-back opening track Stormy Weather, to the serene piano and vocal-led closing piece That Night It Was Lightly Raining, Kaleidoscopic Realities invites listeners on a musical odyssey spanning jazz, bossa-nova, cool jazz, modern jazz, blues, bebop, avant-garde hip-hop, classical, and electronic genres. The quartet’s experimentation across genres ensures there’s something for every listener within the caleidoscope of this album.

Leading the way for the Masha Ocean Quartet is the esteemed musician Masha Ocean, hailing from Russia and based in Spain, renowned for her substantial contributions to jazz music. Notably, she clinched victory in the International Jazz Vocal Competition 2017 and secured the second position in the Ill Competition of Young Jazz Talents, Femina Jazz 2021.

The quartet comprises highly accomplished musicians, including Francis Posé, an acclaimed Spanish double bassist with collaborations alongside Jorge Pardo and Perico Sambeat. Additionally, Isaac Pascual, a pianist, composer, and arranger, played a pivotal role in the album’s composition, while the exceptional drummer Ramón López provided the rhythmic foundation.

Contributing to select tracks on the album are illustrious musicians, including Robin Banerjee, former guitarist for Amy Winehouse; Daniel Torres, the celebrated saxophonist credited with the arrangement of Tolox; and Felix Rossy, a skilled trumpet player who collaborated with Torres on the creation of Tolox.

Masha Ocean Quartet’s remarkable talent and innovation in contemporary jazz are highlighted in Kaleidoscopic Realities, a lush exploration of musical fusion.

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