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Free Jazzers Klaus Kugel and Mark Tokar Interviewed at AAJ

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Bassist Mark Tokar is a key person in the Ukrainian free jazz scene. The same could be said about German drummer Klaus Kugel, who is a frequent guest at different jazz venues in the Ukraine. Their group with Lithuanian saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas already has some history behind it but only recently was christened Buchkys (which means kiss in Lithuanian).

Besides Buchkys both musicians play with prominent Ukrainian saxophonist Yuriy Yaremchuk in a trio called YATOKU.



AAJ Contributor Alex Martynov spoke with the two at the Jazz Bezz 2008 festival in the Ukraine, about working in international groups, their most recent musical projects, and the free music scene in the Ukraine.



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