VOL2. is second studio album by FunCOOLio. FunCOOLio is a creative union of like-minded persons - guitarist George Panfilov, drummer Juri Osipovich, bass guitarist Denis Gradalev, saxophone player Fred Hormain and organist Vladimir Tuzov. With this line-up, FunCOOLio has been successfully performing on stage for last ten years. It is best to listen to the ensemble live, but their second studio album perfectly conveys the energy of the live performances.
The authors of the compositions on the album "VOL.2" are guitarist George Panfilov and bass guitarist Denis Gradalev. The material for the album was prepared during live performances and supplemented with new ideas, ripening for studio recording. Jazz musicians and friends of the band from Latvia, Estonia/Germany, France and Great Britain took part in the creation of the album. Each of the musicians on the release managed to put something of their own in the initial idea, fill it with personal experience.
released November 3, 2021
George Panfilov: acoustic and electric guitar, composition (1-8)
Denis Gradalev: fretless and electric bass, percussion(9), composition (2, 9, 10)
Jurij Osipovich: drums, percussion (1-10)
Vladimir Tuzov: Hammond organ (2, 8, 9,10) and Perle organ (6)
Fred Hormain: alto saxophone (1, 2, 9), soprano saxophone (8)
Deniss Pashkevich: tenor saxophone (6, 10)
Ilja Gussarov: flute (1, 4, 5, 7)
Michael Kasper: Rhodes piano, keyboards (1,4,5,7,9)
Igor Smolin: Hammond organ (1)
Produced by Denis Gradalev . Co-produced by George Panfilov.
Recorded and mixed by Denis Gradalev at Funcoolio Records.
Mastering by Kaspars Putrins.
The cover design by Dmitry Makonnen.
Photo on the front cover, George, Denis, Jurij, Vladimir by Mihail Korolkov. Fred photo by Quentin. Deniss, Ilja and Michael photo by Vadim Nagorny.
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