The debut album of Yaroslav Likhachev Quartet


Released April 16, 2020 on 

Tracklist & Credits

1 November Tune 
2 The Fifth Mode 
3 Ballad For Eli
4 Crumbling
5 He Must Go, And He Goes
6 Sicilian Flower
7 U74
8 Traceless Rails, Traceless Waters


Yaroslav Likhachev tenor saxophone
Yannis Anft piano
Conrad Noll bass
Moritz Baranczyk drums

All compositions by Yaroslav Likhachev
recorded and mixed/mastered
by Reinhard Kobialka at Topaz Audio
Studios, Cologne, Germany
(March 29/30, 2019)
Cover Art by Katharina Huber
Band Photo by Vittoria Quartararo
Graphic Design by Alexander Schmid

"...the musical rapport developed between its members is founded on a depth of artistic communication that is quite fascinating to observe.

Managing to transform the bebop language into new forms of expression, Likhachev’s bracingly fresh debut is strongly recommended."

- Filipe Freitas, JazzTrail

"The four musicians are true virtuosos, who selflessly playing together."
- Jeroen de Valk, JazzFlits

"These views of modern jazz, expanded by the achievements of the avant-garde, the finely chiselled dramaturgies of the pieces and the beautiful, very soulful ballads are the salient features of this programme, resulting in an overall successful, very imaginative and compelling debut."

- Benno Bartsch, Jazzpodium

"...analyzing the traditional jazz idioms, Yaroslav disassembles them into bricks-atoms, from which grows, synthesizes his own music, in his own individual jazz language."
- Leonid Auskern,

"Likhachev displays some very fine chops on Crumbling."

- Maurice Hogue, One Man's Jazz

"...Likhachev makes an engaging statement with his debut album. He braces bebop roots & turns them into modern rhythmic entertainment. Edgy minimalism joins deconstruction by creation as an eclectic bonus!"

- Christos Valtadoros, Jazzismus