Vagif Sadykhov, a well-known jazz pianist, was born in Baku in
1946. He started practicing jazz since he was thirteen
and graduated from the Azerbaijan Conservatory as a pianist.
1966 he was invited to Moscow to work in the then famous
has permanently lived in Moscow participating in the jazz life since
Having frequently performed in concerts, festivals, jazz clubs he
quickly gained national popularity among jazz fans.In 1973 he was invited to play in Oleg Lundstrem’s band and in
1979 he was offered a job in the “Melodiya” Recording Studios
Orchestra.Working as a keyboardist for the
“Melodiya” Recording Studios he proved himself as a composer.
Here he formed the “Jazz-Quintet Soloists” company that successfully
performed for the jazz audiences and recorded his LP “The Barometer”.In 1985 Vagif was working in the Cinematography Symphony
Orchestra while at the same time continuing his jazz performances with
the new “Quintet of Modern Jazz”.
His manner of performance and composition became more up-to-date,
modern and in some of his compositions Vagif continued the traditions
that combined folklore with modern jazz innovations.Vagif Sadykhov jammed with such jazz musicians as Paul Winter (Moscow,
1989), Valery Ponomarev (The First Moscow
International Jazz Festival 1990 and Connecticut, U.S.A. 1991.),
drummer Marc Johnson (Novosibirsk-Moscow International Jazz
Festival, 1997), Igor Butman(International Jazz Festival “Jazz Kaar”,
Tallin 1998),Tommy Smith (Baku,
1999), Tom Walsh (Baku, 2000),Jonny Griffin
For almost 45 years the name of Vagif Sadykhov has not left the stage.
Such jazz stars as Jerry Mulligan, Louis Belson, Billy Cobham, Billy
Taylor, Joe Lovano, Benny Green, Russell Malone, Jonny Griffin and
many others applauded him at numerous jazz jam sessions.For many years connoisseurs of jazz have admired unique
emotional manner of performance, beautiful swing and brilliant
virtuosity of this musician.
SOLOISTS QUINTET: "THE BAROMETER" (Melodiya, LP 1983
/ CD 2007)
Gusseinov (tp) Alexey Zoubov (ts, ss) Vagif Sadykhov (p, k) Igor Kantioukov (bg) Alexander Simonovsky (dr, perc)
GOLSTEIN QUARTET / KONSTANTIN NOSOV QUINTET: "THE TIME HAS COME" (Melodiya, LP 1988)
Gennady Golstein (as) Konstantin Nosov (tp, flh) Vagif Sadykhov (p) Efim Burd (b) Yuri Vetkhov (dr) Boris Frumkin (p) Adolf Satanovsky (b)
Alexander Goretkin (dr)
NIKOLAEV: "NOTARIZED BLUES"
1998, "Jazz from Siberia"