Gunesh

Gunesh were a Turkmenistanian jazz-rock ensemble that existed throughout the 1970s and ’80s amid numerous changes in personnel. Formed in Aşgabat in 1970, the project eventually moved to Moscow where it concluded after 20 years. Between 1980 and 1984, the band released two albums on Melodiya (Мелодия). During this time, the band contained ex-members of fellow Turkman maximalists Firyuza.

Members: Мурад Садыков [Murad Sadykov] (artistic director, soloist, 1970-?), Вилли Альбрехт (music director, keyboards, 1970, 1981-?), Олег Королёв (music director, keyboards, 1970-76, 1981-86), В. Кочулков (tenor saxophone, 1970-?), Ислам Бабаев (trombone, acoustic guitar, 1970-73), А. Аманов (electric guitar, 1970-?), Ю. Тер-Михайлов (double bass, 1970-72), Дмитрий Саблин [Dmitry Sablin] (drums, 1970-?), Р. Галимов (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, 1970-?), Э. Аннаев (soloist, 1970-?), В. Мамедов (tenor vocals, 1970-72), Х. Мамедов (baritone vocals, 1970-?), И. Агаханов (bass vocals, 1970-?), А. Королёв (double bass, 1972-76), Василий Потупа (tenor vocals, 1972-?), Э. Качаров (tenor saxophone, 1973-?), С. Петров (alto saxophone, 1973-?), Юсиф Алиев (trombone, 1973-87), Шамиль Курманов [aka Шухрат Курманов] (trumpet, 1973-87), Роберт Альбрехт (keyboards, 1973-?), Михаил Логунцов [Mikhail Loguntsov] (guitar, sitar, 1973-88), И. Гордеев (percussion, vibraphone, 1973-?), Шамамед Бяшимов [Shamamed Byashimov] (keyboards, tenor vocals, music director, 1973-?), М. Дурдыев (baritone vocals, 1973-?), Ришад Шафи [Rishad Shafi] (drums, vibraphone, xylophone, 1974-90), Александр Стасюкевич (trumpet, 1977-87), Станислав Морозов [Stanislav Morozov] (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, 1977-87), Владимир Белоусов [Vladimir Belousov] (bass, 1977-88), Хаджириза Эзизов (soloist, 1977-88), Сабо Артыков (keyboards, 1981-?), Ильяс Реджепов [aka Ильяс Паша [Ilyias Pasha]] (guitar, vocals, 1981-?), Вагиф Ризаев (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, music director, 1981-88), Гасан Мамедов [Gassan Mamedov] (violin, 1981-?), Степан Степаньянц [Stepan Stepanians] (keyboards, 1981-88), А. Чарыев (flute, 1982-?), Виктор Голубев, Александр Овезлов, Курбан Курбанов [Kurban Kurbanov], Сабир Ризаев [Sabir Rizaev], Хакберды Алламурадов [Khakberdy Allamuradov] (tabla, darabukka), Дмитрий Манукян (drums), Михаил Чарыев (guitar), Б. Бердыев (vocals)

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