Jazz - USA
Live in Moscow
The historic White Column Hall was the final resting place before burial of Lenin, Stalin and heroes of the old Soviet regime and made a magnificent venue for some unforgettable jazz in October 1992 during the four day period of the Moscow 'Jazznost' Festival.
The legendary Jazz producer George Avakian was back in the land of his
fathers, coming out of retirement especially for the occasion, and
carefully recording every note for posterity. "It was a privilege to be
there." he said afterwards. Which is why he and Festival organisers
Vartan Tonoian and Eric Avaguimov flew over to London especially to
apply the finishing touches to these recordings in May, 1993.
From as far away as Rio, France, Canada, the US and Russia itself
musicians came to Moscow to play together and share in the
international experience of sublime jazz. The great American bass
player Eddie Gomez came with a trio (Steve Amirault and Ronnie Burrage)
and played as part of a duet (with Russian Michael Okun) and as part of
the Igor Butman Quartet, providing telepathic bass for the magical
tenor saxophone playing of Igor Butman.
Track Listing (30 Second Samples)1 Alce in Wonderland
2 Stela by starlight
3 Someday by starlight
4 Dabble Vision
5 Spartacus-love theme