"The cleverness of improvisation plays an integral part of this Russian trio's compositions that merely reference jazz standards. The artists reconfigure and loosely interpret while injecting their personal insights. The program consist...
Catalog ID: CD LR 520
Squidco Product Code: 20486
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 15th, 2006 by Alexy Lapin.
This is a USED (previously owned) item
Vladimir Volkov-bass, wood pipe
Andrei Kondakov-piano, percussion, wood pipe
Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky-trumpet, voice, wood pipe
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1. Attack 10:41
2. Christmas Waltz 9:44
3. Bass Bridge 0:49
4. Ballad C-Moll 9:41
5. Arabesque 15:57
6. Take 7 9:18
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"The cleverness of improvisation plays an integral part of this Russian trio's compositions that merely reference jazz standards. The artists reconfigure and loosely interpret while injecting their personal insights. The program consists of thoroughly imaginative compositional vehicles, equating to a rather novel and prismatic string of musical iterations, spanning a wide spectrum of aspects. "Don't Take The "B" Train" is the trio's reference to Duke Ellington's "Take The "A" Train," and is a freewheeling jaunt, spiked with avant-garde sound-mechanisms and a polyrhythmic reverse engineering foray. Here, trumpeter Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky's singing lines hint at Ellington's primary melody, and abetted by pianist Andrei Kondakov's rollicking piano voicings amid a throng of curves and dips. Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," is transgressed into the piece titled, "Unsophisticated Lady." In effect, the musicians remove the urbane element and cast a bluesy, laid-back vibe, complete withan emphatic rendering of the original tune's main theme. Then on "Standard," they completely redefine any notions of a jazz or pop standard via playful exchanges, false endings and staggered flows. Add some doses of humor with a horde of expand and contract maneuvers and you have a composition awash with free-form madness and transitory motifs. It's a rather ingenious affair, shaded with multi-genre components that project a thrilling and action-packed concept. The album breathes renewed life upon repeated listens and unequivocally serves as the antithesis to the tried and true."-Glenn Astarita, allaboutjazz.com
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