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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Classics from contemporaries: five new albums of academic music
Hits of concert halls and premieres of little-known composers. Young virtuosos, nuggets and groups with a century of history. Baroque, reminiscent of minimalism. So, we continue the review of modern…

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Will you be Einstein?
You are young, you consider yourself advanced, nightclubs are the best place to hang out after school or work. After - a feeling of well spent time, only now a…

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Frozen jazz: four December albums

Winter! Jazzmen, triumphant … What are they doing? Yes, like everyone else – freeze and think. And they have interesting collaborations and very beautiful, chamber works. So, once again loud archival research, unexpected duets and bold treatment of the classics.
November »The famous Polish composer, pianist and festival organizer, Krzysztof Kobylinski, collaborates with many American jazz stars: everyone is delighted with his music. This is said by Randy Brecker, and Mike Stern … It is clear that Polish jazz has deep and powerful roots – I’m generally silent about classics — history and so on. It is more important that it is completely European in spirit – coldish, melodious, academically accurate and ethnically spiritual. In this sense, Kobylinski and the Frenchman Eric Truffaz combine perfectly … he is a soloist here, which happens to him infrequently. Continue reading

Any kind of art: five new jazz albums with interesting themes
Jazz sound recording met with spring redeployment of forces. There are projects with unexpected concepts, which seem to have nothing to do with music. New curious supergroups appear, and the…

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Music therapy
I have a rare profession in our country - music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who can help a person as well…

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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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Five new albums of atypical jazz compositions
Jazz is like Bulgakov Woland: timeless. Forgive such an association, but the truth is: it seems to develop in time ... or in several times. While unknown recordings of jazz…

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