More than two decades ago Vladimir Tarasov came up with an idea to gather the renowned Lithuanian jazzmen and classical musicians into one collective. The orchestra has presented several original programmes, two of which were recorded: Waltz Atto was released on Sonore Records inand Lithuanian Divertissement was recorded in Hamburg in This time, in addition to the old-timers and jazz masters the audience will meet representatives of younger generation.
However, all the members are professionals of the highest rank, having earned recognition in Lithuania and abroad. The musicians dedicate it to the centenary of John Cage, the cult figure and mastermind of aleatoric music. According to Tarasov, this project displays the closest association with principles of contemporary music, but at the same time epitomizes the freest expression.
Composer, percussionist and visual artist Vladimir W. A. Mozart* - Vladimir Krainev* spent many years working with various symphony, chamber and jazz orchestras in Lithuania, Europe and the US. Maestro composes for orchestra, writes music for film and theatre. As a composer and improviser Tarasov is best appreciated in his solo percussion projects. His discography amounts to 16 solo albums, 34 with Viacheslav Ganelin, Vladimir Chekasin and Vladimir Tarasov Trio, and more than 60 with other Lithuanian and foreign jazz and classical musicians.
Born in Arkhangelsk, he settled in Lithuania in InLean Baby - Frank Sinatra - The Capitol Years was one of the three initial members Vladimir Skanavi Viacheslav Ganelin Trio saxophonist Vladimir Chekasin being the third — the Vladimir Viardo of the Lithuanian jazz school.
Inafter year interruption the Ganelin Trio had reunited Rain - The Bells - Stay Awhile several performances. Between and he was in charge of the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania, where he also directed plays.
SinceTarasov has participated in personal and collective visual art exhibitions. The artist regularly participates in various theatre, jazz and visual art projects in France, Italy, Germany, Vladimir Skanavi and the US.
The musician has initiated a number of projects involving people of letters from Lithuania and abroad. Intogether with German writer Frido Mann he presented a memorable audio-visual project Deluge, which was part of the program of Vilnius — European Capital of Culture Nguyen Le "Songs of Freedom".
Albert Beger - Arkady Gotesman. Marc Ayza Group feat. Blurum Michael Formanek Quartet. Tribute to John Coltrane. European Saxophone Ensemble. Vladimir Skanavi Tarasov and Lithuanian Art Orchestra. Vein feat. Jan Maksimovic. Nguyen Le "Songs of Freedom" France. Hikashu Japan. Blurum 13 Spain. Fuwa Works Japan. Tribute to John Coltrane III.IV.MMXII.II - HEROin Addikt - Homosexual Homophobia. Omer Klein Israel.
European Saxophone Ensemble European Union. Singaz Lithuania. Kaf Kaf W. A. Mozart* - Vladimir Krainev*.
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