Take Five With Boris Kozlov
Jazz Standard, NYC.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why? The one that's coming soon, because I hope it's gonna be better than the other ones.
The first Jazz album I bought was: Leningrad Dixieland, Melodia 1976
What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically? Not for me to say.
Did you know...
..that I used to be a pianist and still see the keys when improvising.
CDs you are listening to now:
Various, Songs Of The People Of Russia (CDM);
Duke Ellington/Ray Brown, This One's for Blanton (Pablo);
Steve Coleman/Dave Holland, Phase Dance (DIW).
Desert Island picks:
Weather Report, Domino Theory (Columbia);
Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah-Um (Columbia);
Ornette Coleman, In All Languages (Polydor);
Miles Davis, Miles Smiles (Columbia);
Krysztof Penderecki, Symphony #2 (Melodia).
How would you describe the state of jazz today? We need help.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing? Help keeping the clubs around, bringing young audiences in, asking for some form of state support. On the musical front, being yourself and not playing something the way somebody might want you to play.
What is in the near future? Japan tour with my band, Malfunction Alibi, from Nov 18-29, 2010; tour with Mingus Dynasty in South America beginning of December.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a: Something to do with transport and travel infrastructure.
Courtesy of Boris Kozlov