In the dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of intoxicating spirit of renewal. And this happens every year. And, thank God, for over a hundred years at this time there are new jazz albums. April…

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Stars light up: four new jazz albums
I want to be fashionable. To be in the topic, in the trend and in the topic of what trends - the topic. Therefore, your columnist turned his eyes on…

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Mozart effect
Listening to Mozart's music enhances our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, people responding to the standard IQ test demonstrate an increase in intelligence. This phenomenon discovered by some scientists…

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Stars light up: four new jazz albums

I want to be fashionable. To be in the topic, in the trend and in the topic of what trends – the topic. Therefore, your columnist turned his eyes on famous people – from actors and pop stars to Afro-Cuban jazz legends. Which, oddly enough, has something to say in our jazz theme. Perhaps this is a trend. So let’s stay in it.

Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra “The Capitol Studios Sessions” The movie star sings / plays / produces jazz is a definite trend. Hugh Laurie and even our Oleg Menshikov hunted with such affairs. It turns out, of course, in different ways. But capturing celebrities’ love for the genre with which to become famous, let’s be honest, the chances are vanishingly low. Jeff Goldblum (“The Fly”, “Jurassic Park”, “Independence Day”) is not just jazz fan; he has, as it turned out, a practically parallel career as a musician. In early childhood, he began studying classical piano, then switched to jazz, played here and there – at all sorts of parties. Continue reading

Classics for Dummies: Five New Bright Albums

It would seem that in the classics everything was played a long time ago. And the sound recording recorded all the great performances of all the great works. She is a classic, actually. It would seem, why look for modern interpretations, if not the whole of Richter or Karayan was heard?

In fact, in the classics, too, a lot of things are happening. New trends in the performance of familiar works, the revaluation of values ​​and so on. Modern performers, respectively, are looking for new approaches to a friend, and also dig up something completely forgotten. And in the end, modern recordings sound very good for modern ears, so that you can “drive into the subject” classics from them.
Pascal Moraguès, Frank Braley, Christian Poltéra “Brahms. Clarinet sonatas & Trio ”In pop culture, this is called a supergroup: a team where everyone is a star. Continue reading

Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018

It is difficult to divide music into years, all the more so as to sum up some results for a certain period of time. The music is too majestic to be measured in days, even though these days are as many as 365. But ritual is ritual. So, what is your personal observer who remembered 2018 in Russian jazz. An analysis of what happened through personal impressions with conclusions.

The highest event of the year. Of course, this is the “Day of Jazz” in St. Petersburg. UNESCO Ambassador Herbie Hancock brought this new holiday to us, to Russia, to the Northern capital. A bunch of real stars, events, events – jazz finally began to look like something cool-status-dynamic.

Judging by the stories of insiders, a large-scale event was prepared rather quickly, and often as if directly with God’s providence! Continue reading

Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018
It is difficult to divide music into years, all the more so as to sum up some results for a certain period of time. The music is too majestic to…

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Classics for Dummies: Five New Bright Albums
It would seem that in the classics everything was played a long time ago. And the sound recording recorded all the great performances of all the great works. She is…

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In the dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of intoxicating spirit of renewal. And this happens every year. And, thank God, for over a hundred years at this time there are new jazz albums. April…

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Why does music heal?
Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. In any case, in wildlife. It can be considered proven that music affects us, plants, and animals.…

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