The Sergey Zhilin Trio Tchaikovsky In Jazz Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
The Sergey Zhilin Trio Tchaikovsky In Jazz Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Melodiya
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Sergey Zhilin Trio Tchaikovsky In Jazz Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

The Sergey Zhilin Trio

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SKU:
MLDLP33
UPC:
4600317200337
Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Vinyl!

Jazz versions of classical opuses date back to the 1930s. A piece titled Bach Goes to Town recorded by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra and arranged by Alec Templeton, one of the first attempts of interaction between jazz playing and Bach’s style, entered the jazz annals.

In Russia, Leonid Utyosov’s orchestra successfully worked with themes by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The big bands of Stan Kenton and Woody Herman sometimes used themes from classical pieces in their compositions as well. In the 1950s and 1960s, those trends found development in the so-called baroque jazz. Nevertheless, by the end of the 20th century, interaction between jazz idioms and the language of academic music became in most cases a novelty nearly losing its flavor.

However, the Sergey Zhilin Trio's new work Tchaikovsky in Jazz: The Seasons (reworked by Yuri Markin) has shown that the idea of jazzifying classical compositions is not just alive, but also at times able to deliver surprising results. Firstly, the choice of pieces proved to be absolutely accurate. Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons belongs to the repertoire of senior grades of children music schools and primary courses of music colleges. The numbers are hackneyed, habitual and even somewhat simple for advanced musicians. But suddenly these pieces expose a musical depth and a capability of musical development which would be even hard to imagine.

Secondly, when jazz piano mainstream turns to chamber, if not salon, music of the 19th century, it gets creative impetus so powerful that the seemingly typical texture and harmonic techniques suddenly work in a new fashion. Everything new and unusual about this project comes as if within the performed pieces. New harmonization of Tchaikovsky’s themes becomes possible inside them. It is not done because of the standard jazz chords but thanks to a harmonic language of late romanticism and music of the 20th century enriched with jazz tones.

It is amazing how easily and naturally the pieces from The Seasons composed in the last third of the 19th century absorb the styles of later periods – jazz and non-jazz ones, including modern pop and rock music (Troika). It is also interesting how these themes evolve musically no matter if one anticipates it or not (a wonderful fugato in Barcarolle). Timbre surprises also happen – the melody of Barcarolle with the bass guitar.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Sound engineer: S. Volkov
• Mixing & Mastering: Y. Bogdanov
• Mixing: Phonograph Records Studios
• Recorded at Phonograph Records Studios August 15-30, 2009
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Sergey Zhilin Trio (Side A 1-3, Side B 1, 2, 4)
Sergey Zhilin (Side A 4, Side B 3)

Selections:
Side A:

1. December. Christmastide
2. January. At the Fireside
3. June. Barcarolle
4. March. Song of the Lark
Side B:
1. October. Autumn Song
2. April. Snowdrop
3. February. Carnival
4. November. Troika
Description
Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Vinyl!

Jazz versions of classical opuses date back to the 1930s. A piece titled Bach Goes to Town recorded by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra and arranged by Alec Templeton, one of the first attempts of interaction between jazz playing and Bach’s style, entered the jazz annals.

In Russia, Leonid Utyosov’s orchestra successfully worked with themes by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The big bands of Stan Kenton and Woody Herman sometimes used themes from classical pieces in their compositions as well. In the 1950s and 1960s, those trends found development in the so-called baroque jazz. Nevertheless, by the end of the 20th century, interaction between jazz idioms and the language of academic music became in most cases a novelty nearly losing its flavor.

However, the Sergey Zhilin Trio's new work Tchaikovsky in Jazz: The Seasons (reworked by Yuri Markin) has shown that the idea of jazzifying classical compositions is not just alive, but also at times able to deliver surprising results. Firstly, the choice of pieces proved to be absolutely accurate. Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons belongs to the repertoire of senior grades of children music schools and primary courses of music colleges. The numbers are hackneyed, habitual and even somewhat simple for advanced musicians. But suddenly these pieces expose a musical depth and a capability of musical development which would be even hard to imagine.

Secondly, when jazz piano mainstream turns to chamber, if not salon, music of the 19th century, it gets creative impetus so powerful that the seemingly typical texture and harmonic techniques suddenly work in a new fashion. Everything new and unusual about this project comes as if within the performed pieces. New harmonization of Tchaikovsky’s themes becomes possible inside them. It is not done because of the standard jazz chords but thanks to a harmonic language of late romanticism and music of the 20th century enriched with jazz tones.

It is amazing how easily and naturally the pieces from The Seasons composed in the last third of the 19th century absorb the styles of later periods – jazz and non-jazz ones, including modern pop and rock music (Troika). It is also interesting how these themes evolve musically no matter if one anticipates it or not (a wonderful fugato in Barcarolle). Timbre surprises also happen – the melody of Barcarolle with the bass guitar.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Sound engineer: S. Volkov
• Mixing & Mastering: Y. Bogdanov
• Mixing: Phonograph Records Studios
• Recorded at Phonograph Records Studios August 15-30, 2009
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Sergey Zhilin Trio (Side A 1-3, Side B 1, 2, 4)
Sergey Zhilin (Side A 4, Side B 3)

Selections:
Side A:

1. December. Christmastide
2. January. At the Fireside
3. June. Barcarolle
4. March. Song of the Lark
Side B:
1. October. Autumn Song
2. April. Snowdrop
3. February. Carnival
4. November. Troika
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Sergey Zhilin Trio
Title
Tchaikovsky In Jazz
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-09-2014
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
07-25-2014
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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