Igor Boiko – “Collection of Works: Anthology”

 

Musical analogues: Larry Carlton, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Chuck Loeb, Frank Gambale.

Album genres: jazz rock, funky fusion

Written and arranged by Igor Boiko

Record participants: Igor Boiko – guitar; Vadim Naumov – keyboards (1-4), programming (2); Evgeny Sharikov – bass guitar (1-4); Andrey Shatunovsky – drums (1); David Grout – percussion (1); Mikhail Savin - tenor saxophone (3); Yuri Semenov – drums (3, 4); Igor Butman – tenor saxophone (5), Yuri Pogiba – keyboards (5-7); Anton Gorbunov – bass guitar (5-7); Piotr Ivshin – drums (5-7); Vlad Okunev – percussion (5, 7-9, 12), Vladimir Danilin – accordion (6); Yulia Nachalova – vocals (7); Maxim Nekrasov – harmonica (8,10), Andrey Kondakov – keyboards (8, 9); Anton Revnyuk – bass guitar (8, 9); Sergey Ostroumov – drums (8, 9); Sergey Manukyan – vocals (9), Evgeny Pankov – vocals (9), arrangement of brass section (9, 11); Oleg Grabak – trumpet (9); Maxim Likhachev – trombone (9); Vladimir Prikhozhay – keyboards (10), mini moog (11, 12), Hohner-D6 clavinet (11), Alexey Podymkin – grand piano (10), Rhodes piano (11, 12); Terry Taylor – bass guitar (10-12); Ronnie Burrage – drums (10-12); Alexey Botychenko – trumpet (11), Alexander Michurin – trombone (11); Konstantin Goryachiy – Hammond organ (12)

Recorded in 1996-2008 / Released in 2012

Catalogue number: AB-CD-09-2012-029

Barcode: 1977721673273

1 CD

Languages o the booklet: Russian, English

Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4

Sales Department: + 7.903.2090450
A compilation album of a famous Russian guitarist and composer, 12 compositions from his 6 albums recorded from 1996 to 2008. A special edition for collections of connoisseurs and lovers of contemporary instrumental music.

Album review

1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008.
These are the years of releases of the albums, where 12 tracks for “Anthology” (2012) were taken from. 12 years passed from the first to the last track of the compilation, a full astral circle. The surprising fact is that Boliko hasn’t changed his music preferences during these years, but all the compositions of the album sound very modern in form as well as in content. It’s worth mentioning that the term “evolution from simple to complex” cannot be applied to Boiko: the musician had raised the bar from...

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