Friday, April 20, 2007

Anatoliy Vapirov - "Leningrad Jazz Ensemble" {Russia} [1976] (jazz/fusion)

The debut album by one of the leading jazz soloist, improvisers, and band-leaders of the USSR in the 1970s who's known to have played with Louis Sclavis, Sophia Domancich, Jan Garbarek, Tomash Stanko and many others. As opposed to "Mysteria", the other Vapirov's early work which I posted a couple of weeks ago, this album is quite diverse. It contains pieces ranging from jazz-rock sometimes evokative of Zao to chamber folk-fusion to rather mainstream jazz. Overall, it is a solid effort which by no means would be out time and place in the European progressive jazz scene of mid-70s. My vinyl came without original cover (which may have something to do with the fact that Vapirov's music was banned in the USSR for some time), so I don't have any factual info about the album.


The second album by Anatoliy Vapirov can be found here.

The download link is to be found in the comments.


Serhiy said...


Anonymous said...

sounds interesting... downloading.. thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

This guy is great. thanks for posting, hope to see more from him here.

Anonymous said...

good musics from USSR are appreciative, really good post!

Unknown said...

many thanks Serhiy, again ! .. there's so few things in this world as enjoyable as listening to a USSR musician :)

keep it up..

kocas from Istanbul / Turkey

Faissi said...

Could somebody please reupload this album please?
thanks so much.

Faissy form belgium

derteleporter said...

please re-up this one:) thanks!!

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