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Vytautas Labutis

Vytautas Labutis graduated in 1986 from the Vilnius Academy of Music completing a course in saxophone playing. He constantly takes part in various international “JazzBaltica Ensemble” (leaders D.Murray, N.O.Pedersen, M.Schneider, D.Bates, etc.), ”Octet Ost” (lead. Ch.Muthspiel), “Moscow Composers Orchestra”, ”New European Saxophone Quartet”, ”A.Vapirov Big Band” and Lithuanian projects - “Vilnius Jazz Quartet featuring Neda”, ”D.Pulauskas Sextet”, ”L.Šinkarenko Quartet”, ”Kaunas BigBand”, ”Lithuanian Art Orchestra”(lead.V.Tarasov),”Duo E.Kanevičius -V.Labutis”, composes and presents his original projects as a leader (V.Labutis quartet,octet -CD “Terra Vandetuja”, project “Orkestretto”,etc.)Also plays and composes for the movies,theatres and teaches saxophone and improvisation in Vilnius B.Dvarionas music school.

In his music he originally merges experience of jazz music, classical, experimental and alternative music. As a final result he produces the synthesis of unpredictable music product.It is one of undoubtful features of his individuality.Multiinstrumentalist and improviser by his nature V.Labutis is creating music while being on the scene, at the same time, liberating himself from usual jazz frames.It looks like he is protesting against routine in music every time proving the statement “let’s perform life on the scene and it will be much easiear to die”.This viewpoint finds the way to the listeners heart and his music creates magnificent atmosphere, invites to meet the musician every time you can...


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Domas Žeromskas: Infinite Itinerant

Read "Infinite Itinerant" reviewed by Geno Thackara

A title like Infinite Itinerant may seem like a premature (or even pretentious) statement coming from a player in his late teens, but Domas Žeromskas' sparkling debut shows that he's got enough ambition to back it up. The young leader's piano work smartly builds on past decades of swing and bop alongside contemporary hipness, and the all-original pieces follow suit. If this happy session is any indication, Žeromskas seems poised to live up to that exploratory promise. This is a ...

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Infinite Itinerant

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Concerto Grosso

Juosta Records



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