My Dream Wedding. 2015

My Dream Wedding / Rüya Düğünüm

  • Altın Hızma
  • Bir Gönüle
  • Bostorgay
  • Benim Adım
  • Getme Getme
  • Yağmur Yağar
  • Beni Beni
  • Aman Doktor
  • Ateş Oldum
  • Söyleyemem Derdimi
  • Kırmızı Gülün
  • Vardar Ovası

Irina’s music takes us back in time to the villages of Turkey, Crimea, Balkans and Azerbaijan. Her supportive musicians are brilliant unto themselves. She compiled and researched songs that come from the heartfelt longing for love for return to homeland and the healing of loss. Irina’s voice delivers the musical charm, rhythmic complexity and heart of these songs with a clear simplicity that reveals the greatness of this timeless music. With the rapid transformation of the modern world it feels good to be brought back to a music that roots us deep in the soul of people connected to the Earth and also in the feelings of people who feel with their hearts. When everything seems to be gone we can still touch the Soul of a place, through music and poetry…
~Ruth Gould-Goodman

Come To Me, My Love. 2016

Spiral of Love

The rock thrown into water creates circles: first one – at the immediate point of entry, then more circles, around and around…

One evening the melody came into my heart and stayed there. There was longing for a deep love in the melody, and I remembered it. Later on I shared this melody with my dear friend Ruth. She wrote down some words while I was singing: “The winds of time sweep across my mind. My heart seeks to drink from your cup. Come to me, my love”. The song was born. It further evolved into music for whirling when I sang it in the sharing circle at the Dance of Oneness workshop with Banafsheh Sayyad in Esalen and everybody started turning to the song as in sema ceremony. Banafsheh believed that this music should be recorded. My dear friend Sinan in Istanbul once again became a generator and creator of a new production. He arranged music and managed the project. The lyrics got translated into Turkish by Sebahat, my Turkish language teacher. I received them the same day as I arrived in Istanbul for a recording session on July 20, right after the attempt of a military coup.

My dream about having hafiz, a call for prayer-like singing in the music, was miraculously realized by Alper, our recording master, who devotionally and passionately performed it in the recording. My heart is deeply touched by his singing – this goes beyond my wildest imagination!

For those who know the state of joy what starts out as just a dream will at the end become real once the Beloved appears” (Rumi). —-Once again, the Beloved has appeared…

My dream might seem to be big but I want this song, this music to fly to every corner of the world and bring love and peace into the hearts of people who hear these sounds and who are in need of healing.

You and Jazz. 2017

In Memory of Alexander Suhih, 
great jazz musician and a big loving heart…
  1. No Separation – music Irina Azarova 
  2. December (You are my Light)   – Alexander Suhih
  3. Love   –    Alexander Suhih
  4. October (Melancholy waltz To my Beloved Iris) – Alexander Suhih
  5. April (waltz of remembrance) – Alexander Suhih 
  6. Snegotayanya (Snow Melting) – Alexander Suhih, lyrics Eduard Pronilover
  7. Osennyaya Lubov (Last Love) – Alexander Suhih, lyrics Eduard Pronilover 
  8. Come to me in my dreams  –  music and lyrics Irina Azarova 
  9. No Separation     –   music and lyrics Irina Azarova  

You & Jazz

The You & Jazz project was created in memory of the great Russian jazz musician Alexander Suhih. His professional life embraced performing, composing, conducting jazz orchestras, teaching and raising new generations of jazz musicians. 
His music is pure love. Honesty, kindness, beauty, humanity, gentility, enlightenment are the qualities that would make his students and people who knew him say: 
– “Sunny Man with sparkling light in his eyes” 
– “Great Master of his Art” 
– “Great Teacher of all times” 
– “Part of his soul lives in all who knew him” 
“I hope that in the sounds of my music you will hear my love…” were his words written before his final goodbye.