Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jazz.Ru Magazine #51 (5, 2013)

#5, 2013 (51):
On the cover: John Zorn (cover photo by Peter Gannushkin)
the leader of the Downtown New York improv scene turns 60

Infrastructure: Odessa, Ukraine - Master Jam Fest
a new, unique format of a jazz competition/festival thoroughly reviewed, and commented by jury members, Cyril Moshkow and Vladimir Feyertag

Jazz Travels: Bergen, Norway - Natjazz
Gregory Durnovo reviews Norway's oldest jazz festival's 51st edition, and interviews Norwegian musicians, pianist Espen Eriksen and trumpet player Mathias Eick

History: pianist Victor Fridman, "Jazz In My Life"
a thorough memoir by a pianist who remains active on Moscow's jazz scene since his debut in early 1960s

Singer Anna Buturlina interviewed, by Eugenia Bragantseva

Jazz at the Hermitage Garden Festival: the 16th downtown Moscow festival's special inlay

News: young Russian musicians Alexey Ivannikov (piano) and Anastasia Volokitina (vocal) win prizes at, respectively, piano and  vocal jazz competitions during the Montreux Jazz Festival in Swinzerland / Pianist Leonid Vintskevich awarded by prestigious government prize in Russia / Europe Jazz Media Chart / American Jazz Radio chart / NEA 2014 Jazz Masters announced

ArtBeat: keyboardist and Russian folk music enthusiast Sergey Filatov interviewed (by Dmitri Filatov,) as ArtBeat Music label releases Filatov's duet album with guitarist Valery Kiss, and Filatov produces his EthnoSphere festival for ArtBeat-run Alexey Kozlov Club in Moscow this September

The Discreet Charm of Vinyl: Oleg Skvortsov with the 2nd installment of his Jazz Vinyl Covers History, this time on LP sleeve artist Jim Flora

Jazzed People: Anna Filipieva interviews Russian veteran jazz photographer Alexander Zabrin on the occasion of his photo album release, Alexander Zabrin's Triumph of Jazz

Usadba Jazz 2013 festival near Moscow reviewed, by Anna Filipieva and Constantine Volkov; bassist Avishai Cohen who headlined one of the festival's five stages interviewed by Gregory Durnovo

To mark Wayne Shorter's 80th birthday, Diana Kondrashin translates a chapter from Michelle Mercer's Footprints (announcing the forthcoming Russian edition of the book.)

Sergei Ryazantsev: "Every Saxophonist Sounds Different"
Anna Filipieva interviews Muscovite sax educator who raised two generations of Russian sax players, on the occasion of his 60th birthday

In Memoriam: pianist George Duke; Russian saxophonist Vitaly Kleinot; Estonian singer Silvi Vrait

Russian Real Book: piece by pianist Mikhail Kull

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