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by John Sharpe
Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival Vilnius, Lithuania November 15-19, 2017 Introduction Although a going concern since 2002, Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival doesn't possess the high profile internationally that its longevity might suggest. Set amid the baroque beauty of the Lithuanian capital, in an assortment of venues, the festival has brought together performers from Europe, USA and beyond for the last fifteen years. The 2017 edition boasted two unique selling points. The first, a celebration of ...read more
by John Eyles
Born in 1946, drummer Vladimir Tarasov long ago assured his place in the history of jazz and improvised music through his membership--from 1971 to 1986--of the Ganelin Trio, one of the first groups from the USSR to become renowned and achieve critical acclaim outside of their homeland. Since 1968, Tarasov has been a resident of Vilnius, Lithuania, also the home of No Business Records. He is something of a polymath, having performed with symphony orchestras, written music for film and ...read more