Monday, December 19, 2011
On the cover (photo by Pavel Korbout): reeds master Ken Vandermark, with an extensive interview by Grigory Durnovo, and Martian Chronicles from Ken Vandermark - Paal Nilseen-Love Duo performances in Russia.
St.Petersburg-based jazz historian, critic, radio presenter, festival producer, Russia's favorite on-stage festival host and book author, Vladimir Feyertag, turns 80; would you believe that? - in a massive interview, by Anna Filipieva.
Soviet jazz pioneer, pianist, composer, and bandleader Alexander Tsfasman would be 105 in December; a life's story synonymous with Soviet Jazz history.
Ladislav "Laczy" Olah @100: from Hungary non-stop to Gulag, and on to the Soviet jazz Hall of Fame - the story of the most prominent drummer in early Russian jazz, by Andrei Solovyov.
Festivals in review: SibJazzFest in Novosibirsk, Russia (by Kim Voloshin); Jazz in Kiev, Ukraine (by Grigory Durnovo, including an interview with Carla Bley and Steve Swallow); EDGEFEST in Ann Arbor, MI (by Roman Stolyar); and Belgrade Jazz Festival, Serbia (by Tanya Balakyrska).
Saxophonist Igor Butman celebrates his 50th birthday at the 6,000-seat Kremlin Palace Theater in Moscow: the house sold out as the American jazz stars sat in.
The Secret of His Playing: R.I.P. drummer Paul Motian (1931-2011).
Jazz Province on the move: Russia's only moving jazz festival still on the road, after 15 years.
No Listeners In Your Home Country? - producer and journalist Yuri Lnogradski replies to a controversial statement by pianist Eugene Sivtsov from the previous Jazz.Ru issue.
Russian Real Book: a theme by bassist Vitaly Solomonov (currently with Igor Butman Big Band and quartet)
...and much more!
On newsstands from December 24, 2011