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Content by tag "Ganelin Trio"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Vilnius Mama Jazz  Festival 2017" reviewed by John Sharpe

Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival
Vilnius, Lithuania
November 15-19, 2017

Introduction

Although a going concern since 2002, Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival doesn't possess the high profile internationally that its longevity might suggest. Set amid the baroque beauty of the Lithuanian capital, in an assortment of venues, the festival has brought together ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: GIO Sevens

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Back in the 60s, there was a pop show on British TV called Thank Your Lucky Stars. It featured a “spin-a-disc" segment, where a DJ and three teenagers scored a clutch of 45s on a scale of one to five. One of these was a girl from the West Midlands called Janice Nicholls, who delighted audiences ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Ganelin Trio: Creative Tensions

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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: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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 ...

Jazz From Around the World: Europe

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Jazz has had a universal appeal since its inception. As soon as the music left its cradle of jny: New Orleans in the early years of the 20th century it quickly spread to all corners of the world. Europeans were among the first non-Americans to embrace the music and place their unique twist on it. Below ...

Vladimir Tarasov Trio: Intuitus

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Born in 1946, drummer Vladimir Tarasov long ago assured his place in the history of jazz and improvised music through his membership--from 1971 to 1986--of the Ganelin Trio, one of the first groups from the USSR to become renowned and achieve critical acclaim outside of their homeland. Since 1968, Tarasov has been a resident of Vilnius, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Alexey Kruglov: Identification

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Since the advent of the legendary Ganelin Trio, Russia's avant-garde impetus has made significant leaps since the Cold War era of the 1970s. One young artist continuing in this mode is saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Alexey Kruglov. With his fourth date as a leader, he intermittently performs on two saxophones at once, and puts the mouthpieces aside ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Riviere Composers' Pool: Summer Works 2009

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Rivière Composers' Pool

Summer Works 2009

Emanem

2010

Summer Works 2009 is, very possibly, one of the finest testaments to spontaneously composed contemporary music since saxophonist Steve Lacy fired his first broadsides in Europe almost four decades ago. The music flies in the face of logic--how can two,three or four ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Une, Deux, Trois: Solo, Duo and Trio Improvisation from Europe

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At one point in time, the term “European Improvisation" meant something quite specific, carrying with it an air of otherness to American jazz audiences, solidarity to European jazz audiences, and presented rarified and sometimes unruly music based on folk, classical and open forms. In the ensuing decades, the world has grown a bit smaller, and intercontinental ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ganelin Trio Priority: Live in Lugano 2006

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There's nothing like hearing a group in concert to reawaken interest. The Ganelin Trio Priority played a staggering set on the penultimate evening of the June, 2007 Vision Festival, a continuous and constantly morphing shock-and-awe campaign in which all national and international demarcations were obliterated.

Slava Ganelin himself, the founder and only original member of the ...