Enver Izmailov was born June 12, 1955 in Fergana. There he graduated from the art school class bassoon, but his heart was ever given guitar. Bassoon useful to him during his military service in the orchestra of the Far Eastern Military District, but after returning home Enver his time began to devote guitar. He chose his famous guitar by ear, since no video, no, especially telepokazov popular guitar performers and rock bands at the Soviet time nobody saw polished his technique and style of play. As a result of multiple exercises appeared guitar technique in which the fingers of both hands are on the guitar fretboard, as the keyboard and the sound is produced by shock or plucking the strings.
In most variants of the left hand playing the theme, and right - the bass line or rhythm. Later in the musical environment this method would be called "Tapping» (to tep - banging on the keyboard, tepping - network connection, - Eng.) Proved that this technique is very organic for Crimean Tatar music with its dizzying rhythms and odd crafty melizmatika. When Izmailov "desyatipaltsevym method" derives from its like nothing on earth magic guitar sounds hard to believe that the scene plays just one person.
So the young Enver took up the guitar, beginning this love story of a lifetime. Play was not as difficult as he thought, and he soon played "Street Songs" and folk motifs that people in these places were singing or want to hear. He must have a lot of wandering around the city, grasping all the necessary musical knowledge of multicultural and multinational Soviet Union of that period - it was sort of Fergana Bazaar Music . Another fluke was that he was sent to study at a driving school. As a result, he retrained from working at a construction site in a truck driver, trucker and loneliness he brightened his constant companion - guitar.
One day he met with the teacher playing the domra, who advised him to study music. But when Enver enrolled in music school teacher wanted him to learn traditional Uzbek musical instruments. Enver initially refused, but eventually found a compromise with them: he began studying bassoon class. Barely finished the first year of training, he was drafted into the army, but, like many musicians in the history of jazz music, was in the military ensemble. In this case - in the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Far Eastern Military District, where he was entrusted with brass.
When he resumed teaching at the music school after military service, he not only continued to study bassoon, but also began to play the bass guitar, intending to go to college culture, not finishing this school. This time it was not as easy as sound: music competition on vserespublikanskom his enforcing the bassoon one of the concerts of Vivaldi, have eliminated after the first round, and the Faculty Faggot at the Tajik Institute of Culture did not accept him, because he did not was the end of the paper even though any musical institution.
İzmaylov's music is an original blend of mainstream jazz, Crimean Tatar, Turkish, Uzbek and Balkan folk music and classical music. Many of his pieces are composed in time signatures which are not standard in classical music, but are common in Balkan music and Central Asian music, such as 5/8, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, 11/16 and 13/16.
İzmaylov has toured extensively in Russia, Ukraine and Europe and has participated in several cross-cultural projects in Eastern Europe. He was the first-prize winner of the First European International Guitarist Competition. Enver İzmaylov was voted for the Musician Of The Year 1995 by the Ukrainian music critics.
İzmaylov is also a competent throatsinger.
Enver Izmaylov - Aranjuez acustic guitar (solo)