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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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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Gregory the Minister: "Rock and roll-limited music!»
Old-timers of our portal probably do not remember that the hero of my  a writer-actor-musician and, at the same time, a music lover who is always looking for something new…

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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 we have a unique opportunity. Meet-indie Duo Ummagma will tell you first-hand how music is created and an album is recorded.

Reference: Ummagma is Alexander Kretov and Shona McLarnon. In the project, Alexander is responsible for the iron, and Shona sings. In addition, McLarnon is responsible for a small but lively Agency, Shameless Promotion, which helps with PR for many musicians, including indie veterans like Christina Hersh or Stephen Laurie. The couple now lives in Peterborough, Canada, and has a child. On June 21, Ummagma will release the next work “Compass”. Continue reading

Alexei Syumak: "Beautifully drawn musical scores and sound beautiful!»
Composers are rapidly getting younger. And use unusual tools, strokes and harmonies. I was personally convinced of this by the review of young talents at the Winter International Art Festival…

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All sorts of art: five new jazz albums with interesting themes
Jazz recording met the spring with a regrouping of forces. Projects come out with unexpected concepts that don't seem to have anything to do with music. New interesting supergroups appear,…

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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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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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