Golden Years of the Soviet New Jazz, Vol. 2

Golden Years of the Soviet New Jazz, Vol. 2

     
 
The second volume in a series of four four-CD box sets, this installment of Leo Feigin's mammoth tribute to avant-garde jazz in the former Soviet Union pushes the listener into darker, stranger corners of new music. Once again, each disc is devoted to one particular artist or group, and all but the last 37 minutes of music on disc four was previously unreleased. Disc

Overview

The second volume in a series of four four-CD box sets, this installment of Leo Feigin's mammoth tribute to avant-garde jazz in the former Soviet Union pushes the listener into darker, stranger corners of new music. Once again, each disc is devoted to one particular artist or group, and all but the last 37 minutes of music on disc four was previously unreleased. Disc one features Vladimir Rezitsky and his Jazz Group Arkhangelsk, to whom the whole collection is dedicated. The two 38-minute pieces included were recorded in 1992 at the group's 20th anniversary concert. The first piece consists of a loose suite of short tunes representing all facets of the quintet, from traditional jazz to African music and "La Cucaracha." The second piece, featuring over 20 musicians on-stage (including friends Sainkho Namchylak and Vladimir Tarasov), is more interesting. This unrehearsed, one-time meeting took place under festive circumstances, a feeling fully transmitted to the listener. The mood changes considerably for disc two, devoted to Orkestrion. The group from Volgograd contributes two works (over a half-hour each), suites of dark urban reality performed and recorded with limited means. Poetry, found instruments, and pre-recorded tapes are collaged into a depressive but fascinating musical vision that recalls some of the music from Czechoslovakia during the communist regime (Plastic People of the Universe, Manzelé, Národní Trída). The most surprising inclusion in this set is Mikhail Chekalin's "Probability Symphony" (disc three). A synthesizer artist the likes of Peter Frohmader and Artemiy Artemiev, Chekalin recorded this hour-long work in 1994 with Sergey Trofimov's jazz trio. Synthesizers also provide the backbone of disc four, featuring saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas. More disconcerting than volume one, this second offering stretches the boundaries of jazz without losing interest or quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2002
Label:
Golden Years Of New
UPC:
5024792405022
catalogNumber:
405408

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Vibrating Planet: Jazz Group Arkhangelsk 20th Anniversary Concert
  2. Vibrating Planet: Jazz Group Arkhangelsk and Friends

Disc 2

  1. Suite for Zakanalka
  2. Suite Garden-Prayer-Abyss: Garden
  3. Suite Garden-Prayer-Abyss: Prayer
  4. Suite Garden-Prayer-Abyss: Abyss

Disc 3

  1. Probability Symphony in the Style of Jazz in Five Parts for Four ... [#
  2. Probability Symphony in the Style of Jazz in Five Parts for Four ... [#
  3. Probability Symphony in the Style of Jazz in Five Parts for Four ... [#
  4. Probability Symphony in the Style of Jazz in Five Parts for Four ... [#
  5. Probability Symphony in the Style of Jazz in Five Parts for Four ... [#

Disc 4

  1. Albino's Movements
  2. Inverso

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jazz Group Arkhangelsk   String Quartet
Petras Vysniauskas   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Vyacheslav Ganelin   Synthesizer,Piano,Casio,Roland Synthesizer
Ken Hyder   Drums,Vocals,Voices
Vladimir Tarasov   Drums
Vladmir Rezitsky   Conductor,Leader,Saxophone,Vocals,Voices
Vladimir Volkov   Bass
Vladimir Turov   Piano,Trumpet,Vocals,Voices,Multi Instruments
Nikolai Yudanov   Percussion,Vocals,Voices,Multi Instruments
Oleg Yudanov   Drums,Vocals,Voices
Valery Zhilin   Drums
Nikolai Klishin   Bass,Vocals,Voices
Dror Feiler   Drums
Sainkho Namtchylak   Vocals,Voices
Heinz-Erich Gödecke   Trombone
Roberto Bellatalla   Bass
Ravil Azizov   Bass,Clarinet,Flute,Percussion,Piano,Trombone,Violin,Cymbals,Vocals,Voices,Tape,electronics,Bamboo Flute
Yuri Belenko   Saxophone
Alexey Belitchenko   Cymbals,Drums,Gong,Kettle Drums
Eugene Bogomolov   Dancer
Elena Chashchina   Vocals,Voices
Mikhail Chekalin   Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Voices
Ensemble Kamerata   Track Performer
Sergey Karsayev   Percussion,Tuba,Cymbals,Gong,Vocals,Voices
Faustas Latenas   DX-7
Sergey Manukyan   Voices
Sergey Matyukhin   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Trumpet,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Vyacheslav Mishin   Piano,Drums,Bells,Resonator
Vladimir Popov   Trumpet
Alexander Sauro   Harmonica,Drums,Gong,Vocals,Voices,Xylorimba,Wood Block,Temple Blocks,Campanelle
Hans Schutler   Piano
Oleg Shikunov   Leader,Ensemble Director
String Quartet Arkhangelsk   String Quartet
Grigory Talas   Percussion,Strings,Electric Guitar
Sergey Trofimov   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Vyacheslav Ganelin   Contributor,drum machine
Ken Hyder   Liner Notes
Vladmir Rezitsky   Concept
Leo Feigin   Producer,Liner Notes
Stan Wijnans   Engineer
Alexander Aizenshtadt   Engineer
Ravil Azizov   Sound Effects,Engineer,Contributor
Sergey Balakin   Engineer
Alexey Belitchenko   Contributor
Sergey Karsayev   Poetry,Liner Notes,Artwork,Back Cover,Radio Voice
Steve Kulak   Liner Notes
Sergey Platonov   Engineer

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