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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Genesis of sound and music carrier: Ummagma group reveals the cards
Summarizing the sound quality of the audio system, often our listeners are forced to guess and speculate what, in fact, "the artist wanted to say" on a particular phonogram. Today…

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Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018
It is difficult to divide music into years, especially to sum up some results for a certain period of time. Music is too Grand to be measured in days, even…

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Melody of the Universe: how the Soviet “father of electronics” created a cosmic musical instrument

This, without exaggeration, unique musical unit could not be attributed to any type of instrument. Moreover, the melody that he plays after a couple of mysterious passes with his hands is so amazing that it is called alien. And the biography of its inventor is full of riddles and rumors. All this is about the theremin-an amazing musical instrument, and its author Lev Theremin.
Lev theremin is rightly considered an avant-gardist and pioneer of electronics. And he lived a long, eventful life, covering, in fact, all the historical and political periods of the changeable 20th century. However, keeping faith with science, theremin did not pay attention to external vicissitudes, until his last days he was engaged in electronics. Continue reading

Why is music no longer recorded the way it used to be? [translation]
When the old fans complain about songs that have been nominated for a Grammy this year, there's a reason. It's time for the annual Grammy awards, and as always, Sunday's…

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Romance of romance: new recordings of classical music
Let's talk about modern music. What is considered modern at all: everything that is not called "classical", or works by modern composers written according to strict academic standards, or maybe…

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Unknown about Miles and more
"The critics were still not up to me, but my albums were in demand. This was evident, if only because around this time Bob Weinstock, on Prestige, gave me $…

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Spring, love, dance: four new jazz albums
For some mysterious reason, Russian jazz albums come out in waves. Moreover, it is clear that domestic labels (how many of them are there — two or four?) there is…

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