Conditional Bach: four new albums of academic music
Little-known composers, significant composers and  play Bach "as it should be", according to the notes. This is the catch of June. It is gratifying when musicians fearlessly change their roles.…

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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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Wish tree: four new jazz albums
Whatever you say, today jazz is the most creative, modern, free and therefore interesting music of all styles. And this is the only genre in which Russian musicians perform in…

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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 no collusion, just as there is no promotion strategy. You look for these same Russians on the CD in the daytime with fire, then suddenly-the shaft.

Here in may, it turned out like this. And it is gratifying to see that our people are trying to do something sharp, fresh, attractive and breaking out of the usual jazz framework. Sometimes it turns out almost pop music made by jazzmen. Continue reading

Canned food and clones, or Where is the new classic
They say: they don't argue about tastes. To be honest, I never understood the meaning of this expression. How can you argue about tastes? "My taste is better"? "The taste…

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Black and white: new piano classics
A rich instrument, almost an entire orchestra. It's about the piano. Seven octaves-whatever chords you want to build. But sometimes even one crystal-tinkling note in the silence is enough to…

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Full of boxes: new box sets of classical music
There are two difficult situations in life: when you can not think of what to give, and when you can not think of what to write about a classic release-except…

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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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