Album genres: jazz-impressionism
Written and arranged by Igor Ivanushkin except of (1) - Arkady Shilkloper
Record participants: Dmitry Ilugdin - piano, synthesizer; Peter Ivshin – drums, percussion; Anna Koroleva - voice (2); Yury Yaremchuk - bass clarinet (3).
Recorded live at Alexey Kozlov Club 24.02.2015 / Released in 2015
Catalogue number: AB-CD-11-2012-032
1 CD (Club edition)
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Recorded on a live performance of the musician on February 24, 2015, the album of Russian jazz bass player Igor Ivanushkin "A Lonely Bell in the Desert" consists of Igor's compositions, as well as the initial melody of Arkady Shilkloper - a unique performer on rare wind instruments.
Album reviewThe idea to record the album appeared as a result of repeated questions from listeners after the concerts: "Where else can we listen to your "Bell "?". And friends constantly said: "Let's record what you're playing!". So I thought: "Why not?" And the process started.
The style in which "A Lonely Bell in the Desert" is recorded, I would call jazz impressionism: music is very imaginative and, I would even say, with small elements of psychedelic.
And now specifically about the plays of the album:
"A Lonely Bell in the Desert" was written long ago in memory of my teacher and the beautiful bass player Anatoly Sobolev. At first I played "Kolokol" at concerts solo, but the formed and finished form of the play became, it seems to me, only when it started to be performed in the ensemble, and the recording is a confirmation. (I note energetically the exact performance of the vocal part of Anya Koroleva ... it is unlikely that anyone would be able to perform it as sincerely as she!)
Then there was the question: what else, except for the "Lone Bell"? .. Well, of course "Intrado", one of the brightest works of my friend and unique musician Arkady Shilkloper! In this play, I always tried to "paint" with sounds those pictures that I like, and the decision to write it on the album was quite natural.
"Indian dreams" appeared after a meeting with a talented Ukrainian musician Vital Tkachuk, who showed me how the Indian flute sounds. Its sound and his manner of performance impressed me so much that I decided to try something similar on a double bass. It's amazing that the first performance of "Dreams" was in two double basses, after I played duets with a voice, and with a guitar, and with a saxophone, and even with so-called "singing bowls", and on this record "Dreams" are played with my friend Yuri Yaremchuk, a wonderful musician who plays the bass clarinet.
"Farewell Forever" is dedicated to the memory of my parents ... and I hardly can add anything to the soulful solos that you will hear.
The last play on the album is "The Burden," a play about a heavy burden of actions that lie on your shoulders, and sometimes the memories of them press so hard that you can hardly breathe!
At the end of the story about the album - a huge thanks to my friends, talented and sensitive musicians, participants of the recorded concert: Dmitry Ilugdin and Peter Ivshin. The recording seemed to me worthy to be released.
That's actually all I wanted to share with you by this album.
If you like it, I'll be happy!
Yours Igor Ivanushkin