K Quintet was formed in the summer of 2019. Lead by Irish double bassist David Duffy and dancer/singer Ksenia Parkhatskaya. Parkhatskaya a world renowned Charleston and solo jazz dancer was in need of some new classic jazz to perform to and approached Duffy to write some new compositions for trio, quartet and quintet.
The resulting debut album "Something Else" harkens back to the classic straight ahead jazz of the 60's and 70's, with names like Oscar Peterson, Red Garland, and Ben Webster as influences. To achieve this sound the two went to Vertigo Studios, and Ferran Donnatelli in Barcelona, a haven of vintage microphones, preamps, and to tape recording facilities to achieve that classic vibe. They assembled some of the leading jazz players from Barcelona and over two separate one day sessions created these recordings, a mixture of old standards and new compositions.
In November Parkhatskaya created this choreography to their first single "Something Else" with Barcelona based dancers Aina Lanas and Marina Pravkina. The resulting video is a combination of solo jazz, vogue, UK Jazz and contemporary dance, shot by Marc Costa.
Stop for a moment, relax, put this video in 2k or 4k, enlarge the screen, put on some good headphones and have yourself good portion of pure, original, classy 5.30 min of jazz culture. As of today the video has 102K Views on Facebook and 10k Views on YouTube and growing.
The K Quintet is
David Duffy - Double Bass
Ksenia Parkhatskaya - Vocals
Gabriel Armagant - Tenor Sax
Juna Mar Saque - Trumpet
Carlos Sarduy Dimet - Trumpet * (Tracks 1,4,7)
Marc Martin - Piano
Xavi Hinojsa - Drums
Jake Klamburg - Drums * (Tracks 1,4,7)