Music analogues: Joe Zawinul, Weather Report, The Zawinul Syndicate, Brian Eno.
Album genres: world music, electronic, jazz, fusion, ethno jazz.
Compositions written by: Alex Rostotsky – 1-5,7; Paco Sery, Joe Zawinul – 6.
Record participants: Alex Rostotsky – synthesizers, voice coder, declamation; Timur Nekrasov – saxophone; Lev Slepner – электронная маримба, перкуссия; Вартан Бабаян – перкуссия; Линли Март – bass; Paco Sery – drums.
Recorded in: 2011 / /Released in: 2011
Catalogue number: AB–CD–10–2011–003
Booklet: in two languages (Russian and English).
Publishing House: OOO «ArtBeat», 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4.
Sales Department: +7.903.2090450
This disc is not a tribute project but an author work by Alex Rostotsky, music written by him in remembrance of great Joe Zawinul. It is very close to Zawinul’s style but, at the same time, has its own character; it makes the music unique and interesting.
Album review"The twenty sixth (!) album of Alex Rostotsky “I Remember Joe Zawinul” is dedicated to the memory of the legendary keyboardist, composer and the founder of fusion style. The new disc is not a compilation of Joe Zawinul’s music interpretations but a substantive creative work. Listeners will feel a new emotions born by fusion classic’s music via author compositions by Rostotsky. (The only exception in the track list is the composition “Zanza-2” written by Paco Sery together with Joe Zawinul)...
... Due to participation in the recording “I Remember Joe Zawinul” of the musicians from the last line-up of “The Zawinul Syndicate” Lynley Marthe and Paco Sery, the album has not become an abstract speculation on the inheritance of the great performer. That’s because Paco had been playing with Zawinul for 15 years and Lynley Marthe had been collaborating with him for 7 years before Joe’s death.
Besides Rostotsky, other Russian musicians took part in the project: Vartan Babayan and the members of the group “Marimba Plus” Timur Nekrasov and Lev Slepner.
The presentation of the project was held in June 2011 at the festival “Usadba Jazz”. In November 2011 a small promo tour was organized that covered several cities of Russia including jazz festival in Izhevsk and concerts in the clubs “B2” and “Igor Butman Club in Moscow”.
From the release of the album (press office of BassJazz Theatre of Alex Rostotsky)
DVD album (video from Usadba Jazz festival)