Press response to Yuri Goloubev
"Yuri Goloubev’s unmistakable, deftly cantabile bass soloing... how beautiful!
I think it's important to understand how much brightness and colour it brings
to people's lives. His playing is as exquisite as ever."
Adrian Pallant, 2015
"Beyond the perfect mastery of his instrument and his deep capacity for writing, is his aesthetic - musical creations deeply-rooted in his experiences from the worlds of classics and jazz - which makes his dialogue and improvisations so solid."
Francisco Cruz, Jazz News, 2014
"Yuri's voice is so distinctive; what he does with his instrument is a unique thing."
Ian Patterson, All About Jazz, 2012
"Le contrebassiste russe Yuri Goloubev développe à l'archet un très beau son rappelant à l'évidence qu'il est aussi un interprète recherché en musique classique, mais possède également un groove puissant, et un sens mélodique certain lors des chorus qu'il développe avec une aisance qui trahit une technique phénoménale."
Patrice Boyer, 2011
"Yuri Goloubev is a truly sensational bassist."
Rainlore's World of Music, 2010
"Goloubev am Bass fühlte sich sichtlich zu Hause. Im Jazz selten anzutreffen, verfügt er über eine phänomenale Bogentechnik, die seinen melancholish-lyrischen Melodien eine Zartheit und Innigkeit fernab des Kitschs verleiht. Ohne Bogen besticht Goloubevs Spiel auch in virtuosen Phrasen durch eine geschmeidig-elegante Linienführung und differenzierte Artikulation."
Liechtensteiner Volksblatt, 2009
"Il contrabbassista Yuri Goloubev maneggiava il suo "bambino gigante" con tale leggerezza e agilità, interpretando le intenzioni del compositore con una vivacità e brillantezza tali che pareva un miracolo!"
"Residing in Italy for a couple of years, the Moscow-born Yuri Goloubev has rapidly drawn attention of critics and audiences to his astonishing playing technique, perfect intonation and musical taste of a great jazz bassist."
Salvatore Mortilla, Libertà, 2007
from the review of Private Tales (Abeat, 2007):
"The sound of his double bass is extremely distinctive both for the great energy that he dashes into his intense accompaniments and for his extraordinary ability to subtly support the most delicate atmospheres."
Diego D'Angelo, Jazz Convention, 2007
"The Russian bassist Yuri Goloubev found his adopted home in Italy and became a favorite of our audiences for the beauty of his sound, an impeccable playing technique and a perfect jazz feel."
Franco Fayenz, Il Giornale, 2007
from the review of Heart Luggage (ATS, 2006):
"Excellent solo of Goloubev, at the level of the great white bass players."
Neri Pollastri, AllAboutJazz, 2006
"Amazing. His double-bass playing has the fluidity of a fretless electric bass player. Goloubev is set to reach a much wider audience."
Dave Liebman, 2006
"Yuri Goloubev unites the qualities of a virtuoso with impeccable technique and timing with a fluent capacity of a great improviser."
Sergio Veschi, JazzIt, 2006
from the review of F.Schubert's The Trout Quintet 2004 performance:
"A delicate, shimmering tone and assured technical prowess extended through the five movements, players continually swapping thematic ideas and engaging in high-speed regroupings of instrumental forces. All this showed why these young musicians have already made a name for themselves."
Cecelia Porter, Washington Post, 2004
from the review of Intermezzo (Artesuono, 2004-2007):
"The bass player Yuri Goloubev and the drummer Asaf Sirkis generate the most pertinent rhythmical support of exceptional level."
Gerlando Gatto, A Proposito di Jazz, 2007
"Fantastic playing technique along with sophisticated musicianship... a superb player."
Evgeny Dolgikh, Jazz Quadrate, 2002
about Toremar Island (Landy Star, 2001):
"Your playing and compositions are very strong. You should have a very successful career in both classical and jazz music."
Dave Brubeck, 2001
about Toremar Island (Landy Star, 2001):
"You are a beacon of light in your country for true music - keep it up!"
Dave Liebman, 2001
from the review of Prokofiev Quintet (ArteNova/BMG, 1996):
"Again, this is some of the best chamber ensemble playing that I have heard in ages. I was immediately captivated by the skill and panache with which these musicians perform."
Kevin Sutton, MusicWeb International