Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Gift

Happy Easter! Hristos Voskrese!

Here's the long-delayed JAZZ.RU #1-2011 (yes, the financial crisis, obviously past in the West, had finally hit us hard, but we are not going to give up, no sir, not while we are alive ;-)

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On the cover (photo by Gulnara Khamatova): Joshua Redman at the Triumph of Jazz festival in Moscow, Russia, 2011 (complete festival review inside). Tampere Jazz Happening: the revolution is going on, as reported by Cyril Moshkow. Education: ISIM (International Society for Improvised Music) 5th conference, viewed by Roman Stolyar. Grammy Awards 2011: Esperanza Spalding's unexpected triumph, and the complete list of jazz winners. Jazz environment: Norway's Jazzkirken (Jazz Church), in an intense first-hand analysis by Yuri Lnogradski. In Memoriam: Dr. Billy Taylor (1921-2010); Dr. Billy Taylor's Mysterious Sounds session with Larry Appelbaum. Russian Jazz History:
Sergey Belichenko unveils funny and heroic in his memoirs on 1960s jazz movement in Siberia. Portrait: Russian-German trumpet player Igor Shirokov - a life of a jazz champion. In Memoriam: pianist George Shearing (1919-2011)... and much more!

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