Recorded in 1962-1976 / Released in 2012
Catalogue number: AB-CD-11-2012-040
Languages of the booklet: Russian, English
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Triptych album contains works of German Lukyanov, a composer, a band leader, a multi-instrumentalist, a grandmaster of flugelhorn and alto horn, whose fame rose back in the early 60-s. A compilation of pieces played before “Kadans” was founded.
Album review“The one who loves jazz tomorrow will betray his Motherland” – despite the couplet existed in the USSR in the early 60-s (and later), but the authorities did not manage to block the “air of freedom” for jazz. The confirmation of this is...
...compilation of compositions written by the living classic of the genre presented in his new album “DoCADENCE” released by “ArtBeat Music”. The album consists of three discs. As we may guess from the title, the pieces had been written and performed by Ma?tre BEFORE (“DO” in Russian) the famous band “Cadence” was founded.
The first disc includes pieces of the 60-s performed by different line-ups (duets, trios and remarkable Yuri Saulsky’s“VIO-66”) and in different styles – from jazz folk rhymes (“VIO-66) till almost free jazz in performance of German Lukyanov and Igor Bril’ duet.
The second disc includes pieces performed by G.Lukyanov’s sextet and septet in the late 60-s and in the early 70-s, almost traditional jazz with a lot of brass instruments – vivid, cheerful, that reminds Duke Ellington’s big bands.
The third disc consists of pieces from the early 70-s in the performance of the quintet and sextet. Here the diapason of moods is wider, we can distinctly hear lyrical tunes, there are more instrumental solos.
But to describe music is a fruitless activity, and in this case unnecessary. In the fine designed album booklet there is a brief and informative narration of the author about the pieces. And we can add only one thing to it: besides wonderful music, the triptych represents the best pages of the history of Soviet jazz, fixed in sounds.”
Tracks 1-3 – Trio: Alfred Grigorovich – contrabass; Mikhail Terentyev – piano; German Lukyanov – flugelhorn
Tracks 4-6 – Trio: leonid Chizhik – piano; Vladimir Vasilkov – drums; German Lukyanov – flugelhorn
Tracks 7 and 8 – “VIO-66” under the direction of Yuri Saulsky
Track 9 – Duet: German Lukyanov – piano; Igor Bril’ – piano
Tracks 10-13 – Duet: German Lukyanov – flugelhorn; Igor Bril – piano
Tracks 1-4 – Sextet: German Lukyanov – flugelhorn; Konstantin Nosov – trumpet; Alexey Zubov – tenor saxophone, flute; Konstantin Bakholdin – trombone; Vladimir Smolyanitsky – contrabass; Mikhail Kudryashov – drums
Tracks 5-9 – Septet: German Lukyanov – flugelhorn, alto horn; Gennady Golstein – alto saxophone, flute; Alexey Zubov – tenor, soprano, baritone saxophones; Konstantin Bakholdin – trombone; Igor Bril’ – piano; Anatoly Sobolev – contrabass; Mikhail Kudryashov – drums
Tracks 1-3 – Quintet: Vadim Vyadro – tenor saxophone; German Lukyanov – flugelhorn; Igor Bril’ – piano; Victor Dvoskin – contrabass; Victor Yepaneshnikov – drums
Tracks 4-6 – Quintet: German Lukyanov – flugelhorn, alto horn F; Alexander Pischikov – tenor saxophone; Anatoly Sobolev – contrabass in tracks 4 and 6; Victor Yepaneshnikov – drums
Tracks 7-10 – Sextet: German Lukyanov – flugelhorn, alto horn; Alexander Pischikov – tenor and soprano saxophones; Arkady Shabashov – trombone; Nikolay Levinovsky – piano; Victor Dvoskin – contrabass; Victor Yepaneshnikov – drums