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Pavel Skornyakov

PAVEL "PASHA" SKORNYAKOV is a Russian jazz saxophonist living in Moscow, and a rising star on the international jazz scene. As a gifted composer and musician, Pavel is a virtuoso of the alto sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, and flute. He has already forged an impressive chain of successes: in addition to performing in cities across his native Russia, Skornyakov has performed in shows throughout Europe and Asia. In 2017, he toured South Korea along with famed Korean musicians and became an endorser of Kim’s Korea Saxophone. Most recently, Skornyakov’s debut album, Early Season, was released in June 2018 on the German jazz label, nagel heyer records

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Russia Welcomes Sun Ra - November 19 With The Jazz Drama Program Presentation Of "Message From Saturn"

Russia Welcomes Sun Ra - November 19 With The Jazz Drama Program Presentation Of "Message From Saturn"

Sun Ra Heads To Russia!
Euro-Asian Premiere
November 19, 2016 "Saxophonist Knoel Scott told me Sun Ra came into rehearsal and said, 'I just got a message from Saturn. We are not playing enough blues!' I thought about this for ten years, then joined up with Clifford Carlson to write this story." —Eli ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Ganelin Trio: Creative Tensions

Read "The Ganelin Trio: Creative Tensions" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Imagine a time, not so very long ago, when a foreign Jazz/Improvising Trio created such a stir in Britain that they made the TV news! Imagine the national newspapers queuing round the block for interviews. And imagine London's Bloomsbury Theatre filled with musicians, journalists and arts administrators--not to mention the odd, very odd, raincoated spook.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Slava Ganelin, Alexey Kruglov, Oleg Yudanov: Us

Read "Us" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Con lo stesso titolo di uno dei più celebrati album di Peter Gabriel, torna un artista nel suo orticello altrettanto leggendario, quello Slava (al secolo Vyacheslav) Ganelin che a cavallo fra anni Settanta e Ottanta alla testa del ben noto Ganelin Trio fece alzare le orecchie a parecchi a proposito di quanto il nuovo jazz era ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Slava Ganelin / Lenny Sendersky: Hotel Cinema

Read "Hotel Cinema" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Back when electronics instruments entered the vanguard of jazz, rock and other genres, the old adage, man vs. machine became a proverbial response due to excessive gyrations and overly hectic interplay between conventional instrumentalists and synth performers. Thankfully, things settled down and a maturation process evolved over time. Fast forwarding to the modern era, well-travelled Russians, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vitaly Golovnev: When In Moscow

Read "When In Moscow" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Russian-born trumpeter Vitaly Golovnev lives in New York City now, but he maintains ties to his homeland. He recorded this album in Moscow in May, 2015 with his Russian group. Golovnev (who was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition) also plays flugelhorn here, and provided most of the compositions. The music ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Intonema's Fifth Anniversary

Read "Intonema's Fifth Anniversary" reviewed by John Eyles

As it reaches the fifth anniversary of its first release, it seems a fitting time to reflect on how Intonema is progressing. Initially, the label attracted attention because it was based in St. Petersburg, on Russian soil, a novelty at the time. The early releases on the label featured Russian-based musicians, including the Intonema proprietors saxophonist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gratkowski / Kruglov / Nabatov / Yudanov: Leo Records 35th Anniversary - Moscow

Read "Leo Records 35th Anniversary - Moscow" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

It would be suitable for UK-based Leo Records' 35th anniversary concert to be held at an arts venue in Moscow. It's the third anniversary concert thus far and reminds many of us avant jazz advocates that this record label has been the primary conduit between Russian's frequently cloistered, cutting edge artists and the West, hearkening back ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 1

Read "The Russian Concerts Volume 1" reviewed by John Eyles

Back in 2011, this trio released an excellent trilogy of albums which documented a December 2010 tour of Russia by Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and his long-time drummer Michel Lambert during which they played with Russian pianist Alexey Lapin in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Now, The Russian Concerts Volume 1 again documents the three together ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Two Intonema Releases: Lucio Capece and Vile Cretin

Read "Two Intonema Releases: Lucio Capece and Vile Cretin" reviewed by John Eyles

The Intonema label released its first CDs in 2011 and has maintained a steady stream of noteworthy releases since, the current pair bringing the total to ten. One of the more remarkable features of Intonema is that it is a Russian label, based in St Petersburg--surely a measure of how far the world has evolved since ...