Jazz together: six bright duet albums
Jazz is an abundant genre. Lush orchestras, lengthy improvisations, dueling soloists, a meandering rhythm section, and so on. But not always the more the better. When jazzmen consciously limit themselves,…

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1/2 Orchestra: "sound Engineers, treat wind instruments correctly, learn to record them»
At one of the presentations of the Schiit technique, I included a couple of tracks from the long-familiar Moscow brass band 1/2 Orchestra, and the audience was surprised at how…

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Listen to video game soundtracks while you work
As I write this text, I can hear the sound of triumphant pipes mingling with the rhythmic notes of violins. You know, if you read my article, turn on this…

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A new decade: what will happen to the rock musicians and their fans

Over the past 5 years, the industry has managed to “bury” and “resurrect” rock music and guitar several times. It was different. We were told that rock and roll was a thing of the past, and then we found out that it was still a long way from being forgotten. Researchers have learned that rock musicians live less than others, but at the same time proved that the most brutal styles of music are harmless. Statisticians told us that rock is still at the peak of popularity among vinyl users, and Chinese scientists have determined that rock music is dangerous for drivers…

In General, despite some bold statements, the genre is still interesting, discussed and quite alive. What can we expect from the rock industry in 2020 and in General in the coming years? Let’s try to look into the future. Continue reading

Freaking out in earnest: interview with Carlos Beneto Grau of the Spanish Brass quintet
"Rock band from the wind" or a serious circus? The Spanish Brass wind quintet from Barcelona performed at the international music festival in Yaroslavl. Spanish macho virtuosos first appeared in…

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I can't say goodbye: classic rock is popular again, but it doesn't make me happy
In the UK, the reissue of the Beatles ' "Abbey Road" album topped the national charts in early autumn. And now interest in this chic box with a lot of…

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Music video: five new recordings of the classics
There is, perhaps, nothing more depressing than a textbook work played stupidly on the notes with only one concern — not to mess up. As there is nothing more dreary…

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Natalia Skvortsova, "Live people": "The most interesting thing in jazz is happening now!»
Known in the circles of connoisseurs of modern author's jazz group "Live people" (or Live People) is releasing the fourth Studio album of author's material. The leader of the group,…

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