Musical analogues: Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, late John Coltrane
Abum genres: hard bop, modal jazz, avant-garde
Written by Alexander Pischikov
Record participants: Alexander Pischikov – tenor saxophone; Alexander Sipyagin – trumpet and flugelhorn; Hans Glawischnig – contrabass; Gene Jackson – drums; Yakov Okun’ – grand piano; Oleg Grymov – alto saxophone; Anastassia Glazkova – vocals and lyrics (4); Eugene Golkowsky – drums (4)
Recorded in 2010 / Released in 2013
Catalogue number: AB-CD-03-2013-043
Languages of the booklet: Russian, English
Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4
Sales Department: + 7.903.2090450
A new album of one of the most famous saxophonists in the USSR and in Russia, bright and distinctive follower of great John Coltrane.
Album reviewThe album includes 4 pieces written for sextet and two versions of the ballade “Victory (Love)” which is worth, like the entire album, special words.
Recording of all the pieces in the album, except the second (instrumental) version of the ballade that was recorded by Alexander later in Berlin, was made on March 8, 2010 in Moscow, at Pavel Slobodkin’s studio in Arbat Street. On that day...
... fate gathered three remarkable American musicians in Moscow: the trumpeter and the flugelhorn player Alexander Sipyagin, the bassist Hans Glawischnig and the drummer Gene Jackson, they were on a small concert tour over Russia together with one more remarkable musician but this time Russian pianist Yakov Okun’. And the sixth participant of the sextet was the youngest among the gathered, the brightest representative of new generation of Russian jazzmen, the alto-saxophonist Oleg Grymov. I was lucky to make all the musicians interested in trying to record Pischikov’s music practically without any rehearsals. As for the ballade, Alexander wrote it at my home, in the evening before recording at the studio, and in the morning on March 8 we still did not know the final variant of recording… And at that moment the fate smiled on us once again: when I called Anastassia Glazkova 3-4 hours before the recording I managed to make her interested too. So, it took Nastya only 1-2 hours to write lyrics for the ballade and the recording was made with her participation as a real co-author. The second (instrumental) version of the ballade was recorded by Alexander later, in Berlin in duet with the drummer Eugene Golkovsky. Despite some contradiction with the whole stylistics of the album, Alexander decided to include it into the finel version for release.