DEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
Direction of the social, non-commercial organisation of EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ LABORATORY address to you with a request to examine our project and to assist in its realisation, if, surely, you consider it useful for the society.
We mean the propaganda and further development of jazz music in Russia and, in particular, in Siberia. The history of jazz music in Siberia counts about 70 years. It goes without saying, that it became to approach to world and American jazz standards at the border of 70th years. Initiative group of Novosibirsk musicians organised and has been spending for 25 years concerts, festivals, recordings, radio and TV programmes. Often, this is the result of efforts of private persons. Our offers lead off to a following project, we'll speak about.
Edition of CDs with recordings of Siberian, Russian and touring in Russia world jazz. In 1994 5 CDs under the range "JAZZ from SIBERIA" were edited by efforts of musicians themselves. They represented the most outstanding recordings and jazz concerts. Guests from European part of the country as well as local musicians participated.
NEW GENERATION - Two-Face Janus
SNOW CHILDREN - Christmas Rhapsody
VLADIMIR CHEKASN - Second Siberiab Concert
SNOW CHILDREN - Commentary To Homer
IGOR DMITRIEV - Jazz Old Trio
In March 1996 5 new CDs more were edited with support of the Institute "Open Society" (New-York):
EUROSIB INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRA - Scholl Copy-book
NEW GENERATION - Journal of Jazz Immunilogy
STEVE BLAYER - Vermont Wanderer
DAVID GOLOSTCHEKIN/JAZZ OLD TRIO - Tenderly and only Tenderly
SILVER QUNTET - Dolphin Dances
Thanks to friends of jazz in Novosibirsk in 1997/98 we were able to edit 6 albums more:
IGOR BUTMAN - First Night Swing
NEW YORK/NOVOSIBIRSK DOUBLE OUARTET - Helish Mixture
VLADIMIR TIMOFEEV - Natalie
ARKADY SHILKLOPER - Brass Conspiracy
ROMANTIC JAZZ QUARTET - Orthodox
All these musicians are very famous in Russia. As music on these discs you can find classic jazz and experiment and rather original synthesis of jazz and music folklore of people of Western Siberia.
Now the recordings of other famous Russian musicians from Siberia are ready, as well as the concerts together with musicians from other cities of Russia, Europe and the USA. Practically all pick of Russian jazz is recorded here, and the collection of our phonograms shows the real (but unfortunately small-known, besides specialists) picture of modern jazz in Russia.
1 VLADIMIR CHEKASIN - Etudes of City Folklore
2 CHEKASIN/SIBERIAN JAZZ BAND - Concierto
3 JAZZ OLD TRIO/GOLOSTCHEKIN - Together Again
4 IGOR DMITRIEV - Step by Step
5 BENNY GOLSON - Mission In Siberia
6 VLADIMIR CHEKASIN - Inperium Rhapsody
7 ALLEGRO JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Vjacheslav Nazarov Memorial Album
8 ANDREI KONDAKOV - First Spring
9 BLUE NOTE ALL STARS - Art Blakey Legacy In West Siberia
10 DANIIL KRAMER - Walts for Lovely Wife
11 WAGIF SADYKHOV - Shakh Jazz Name
12 VICTOR DVOSKIN - Canadian Flower
13 IGOR BUTMAN - New York All Stars At Soros Inter Jazz-97
14 IGOR DUTMAN - New York All Stars Concert In Philharmonic Hall
15 IGOR BUTMAN - Live In Estonia
16 JANN PARKER - We Remember Duke
17 WAGIF SADYKHOV - Alone After Concert
18 GEORGY GARANYAN - Cats Will Be Glad
19 FARMAKOVSKI/SOLOMONOV - Novosibirsk Inter Jazz 98
20 ALEXANDER SIPYAGIN - Imiges
21 PETER RZHANITZIN - New Acoustic Proect
22 SERGEI PRON - Unique
23 IGOR UVAROV - Vibrology
24 VICTOR BUDARIN - Boss History
25 NOVOSIBIRSK SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA/UGOR DMITRIEV - Ellingtonis
26 MICHAEL OKUN - TransSib Inter JazZ - 99
27 IGOR DMITRIEV - Tayga Hermits
28 GOLOSTCHEKIN/JAZZ OLD TRIO - Legendary Concert
29 NOVOSIBIRSK INTER JAZZ - 98
30 NEW GENERATION - The End of Century
"ANTHOLOGY OF SIBERIAN JAZZ", that includes 30 different ensembles from all large Siberian towns, where jazz was developed in last 20 years, and that is offered to be edited in three parts, waits for its time. These are recordings of traditional, classic jazz - mainstream. Of course, the interest of western public to Siberian jazz is not very high, because of the immense jazz empire at its motherland. But it is necessary for Russian listener, because we are convinced, that jazz richness is not completely realised in the world, and it enters the category of serious and elite musical genres.
At present moment the edition of 1 CD in Russia, together with printing is not more that $ 2,5 and it is realised at the factories in Ekaterinburg or Dusseldorf (Germany).
It is no sense to make now the number of each disc more than 500 examples. So, the edition of each album will cost $ 1 200. Experimental jazz laboratory pays all expenses on the organisation of musicians' arrival, rent of studios, and fees. If any culture-humanitarian foundation or investor responds and helps us, we are ready to decide together with the investor (sponsor) the further destiny of edition (realisation, diffusion in Russia, Europe, the USA etc.).
Besides, the investor places at the disc the confirmation, that this culture - humanitarian action took place owing to the support of his/her organisation and at one of the bucket pages an extensive advertisement or the information about sponsoring structure could be put.
About a half of the whole edition goes to authors-musicians, and disc (with the investors or sponsor advertisement) is diffused to all mass-media in Russia, Europe and USA by our net of radostantions, companies for commentators, critics and musicians.
We can present tapes, discs, ready master-tapes in DAT, photos, models of leaflets and covers.
In some cases we even can provide the recordings themselves to interested structures, if it is any sense of their edition in other cities and other firms.
There is not a commercial success in the base of this project, because any support of academic art (where jazz can be undoubtedly refereed to) is determined by the INVESTOR'S CONTRIBUTION to RUSSIAN CULTURE and his IMAGE. Safe-keeping of laser albums is hundreds years!
WE WOULD BE GLAD TO RECEIVE ANY SUPPORT, EVEN IF ONE MEANSONE-TWO ALBUMS! WE ARE GLAD TO DSICUSS WITH YOU ALL VARIANTS OF THIS MUTUAL PROJECT!
Director of the Experimental Jazz Laboratory
NOVOSIBIRSK 630091 Mitchurina 17-1
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