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Ivan Farmakovsky: Next To The Shadow

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According to his sleeve notes for Next To The Shadow, Russian pianist Ivan Farmakovsky has a passion for football and from the quality of the tunes on the album, his passion for jazz is also abundantly clear. This is Farmakovsky's first album as a leader and while the music breaks no new ground, it is played with such enthusiasm and ability that it is impossible not to share this passion. The tunes on this album, all written ...


Take Five With Ivan Farmakovsky

Read "Take Five With Ivan Farmakovsky" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Ivan Farmakovsky: My name is Ivan... Farmakovsky Ivan. I was fortunate to become part of a creative family: my father was a pianist and a choir conductor, my mom is an actress. I inherited the right passion, and at the age of 5 I was sent to special children's music school under the studio of recreation center “Moskvorechie." As a matter of fact, at that time this institution was practically the only school in our country, where jazz was ...


Ivan Farmakovsky: Raising the Bar

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Crisis or no crisis, the 2008-2009 jazz concert season in Russia was far from being eventless. New fruitful collaborations were unveiled, new record labels were launched, old festivals have convincingly confirmed that they were well alive and kicking, and many good Russian jazz albums have hit the stores. Those albums revealed a new trend, that of many exciting Russian-American joint ventures in jazz this year. Of those intercontinental collaborations, pianist Ivan Farmakovsky's debut as a leader, Next To The Shadow ...


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