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The Ganelin Trio: 15 Year Reunion: Live At The Frankfurt Book Fair

Read "15 Year Reunion: Live At The Frankfurt Book Fair" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The Ganelin Trio reunion is cause for celebration. Coming from the USSR—a country that attempted to ban the saxophone after World War II—the group caused quite a stir back in the early ‘80s. Some may remember the cloak-and-dagger tales: the master tapes for their first commercially-issued recordings available outside the USSR were literally smuggled out of ...

The Ganelin Trio: Strictly for our Friends

Read "Strictly for our Friends" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Evolutionary biologists fret constantly about the long-term consequences of isolation. The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands and the mutant flowers of Hawaii provide two examples where species have run rampant in isolation. In this era of immediate communication and internet accessibility, one often forgets that music has also undergone similar experiences. Political forces, driven by ...

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The Ganelin Trio: Con Affetto

Read "Con Affetto" reviewed by Robert Spencer

The Ganelin Trio created some of the best improvised music ever played in the old Soviet Union, which you may think is like saying they're the best country music singers in the Metropolitan Opera company until you hear this disc. Recorded live in Moscow in 1983, this performance consists of Ganelin's fifty-seven minute “Semplice," plus three ...

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The Ganelin Trio: Con Affetto

Read "Con Affetto" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The “Ganelin Trio” were among the first of the new wave or new jazz bands to perform behind the Iron Curtain while also attaining considerable attention on these shores, back in the early 1980’s. Continuing with Leo Records’ new batch of previously unreleased or reissued – with bonus tracks material on the label titled, “Golden Years ...