Live in Moscow feat. Horton, Butman & Fourth World

Live in Moscow

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The historic White Column Hall was the final resting place before burial of Lenin, Stalin and heroes of the old Soviet regime and made a magnificent venue for some unforgettable jazz in October 1992 during the four day period of the Moscow 'Jazznost' Festival.The legendary Jazz producer George Avakian was back in the land of his fathers, coming out of retirement especially for the occasion, and carefully recording every note for posterity. "It was a privilege to be there." he said afterwards. Which is why he and Festival organisers Vartan Tonoian and Eric Avaguimov flew over to London especially to apply the finishing touches to these recordings in May, 1993.

From as far away as Rio, France, Canada, the US and Russia itself musicians came to Moscow to play together and share in the international experience of sublime jazz. The great American bass player Eddie Gomez came with a trio (Steve Amirault and Ronnie Burrage) and played as part of a duet (with Russian Michael Okun) and as part of the Igor Butman Quartet, providing telepathic bass for the magical tenor saxophone playing of Igor Butman.

French harmonica virtuoso William Galison played alone and with the brilliant Toninho Horta Sextet. Three numbers with a playing length of no less than 8 1/2 minutes demonstrate how much they enjoyed playing together. Elsewhere, Toninho Horta takes centre stage with just his voice and guitar to accompany him. The effect is memorable.

Toninho Horta and Igor Butman each have a CD in this collection, but we couldn't resist giving you a bonus CD which features highlights from the Festival overall, including the amazing 'Improvisation No. 1' on solo tambourine performed by Airto Moreira and a group performance by Fourth World that demonstrates why they are one of the most exciting acts in the jazz world right now. If this wasn't enough, there is also unreleased material from the Eddie Gomez Trio.

Record One: Toninho Horta

Personnel:

Toninho Horta Guitar
Lena Horta Flute
Andre Dequech Piano/keyboards
Paul Socolow Bass
Nene Drums
Valthino Percussion
William Galison Harmonica

Record Two: The Igor Butman Quartet

Personnel:

Igor Butman Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Gomez Bass
Steve Amirault Piano/keyboards
Ronnie Burrage Drums

Record Three: William Galison; Toninho Horta Sextet; Eddie Gomez Trio; Igor

Butman Quartet; Fourth World/Airto Moreira
 
Personnel:

William Galison Harmonica
Toninho Horta Guitar/vocals
Eddie Gomez Trio:
Eddie Gomez Bass
Steve Amirault Piano/keyboards
Ronnie Burrage Drums
Toninho Horta Sextet:
Toninho Horta Guitar/vocals
Lena Horta Flute
Andre Dequech Piano/keyboards
Paul Socolow Bass
Nene Drums
Valtinho Percussion

Igor Butman Quartet:

Igor Butman Tenor saxophone
Eddie Gomez Bass
Steve Amirault Piano/keyboards
Ronnie Burrage Drums
Toninho Horta Unaccompanied vocal/guitar

Fourth World:

Airto Moreira Percussion/drums/vocals
Flora Purim Vocals/percussion
Jose´ Neto Guitars
Gary Meek Alto, tenor & Soprano sax/flute/keyboards

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 I Love You
2 Body and Soul
3 It Could be Cool
4 Question and Answer
5 Autumn Leaves
6 Blue Bossa

Live In Moscow Disc 2

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1
Era só começo nosso fim
2 Eternal youth
3 No carnaval
4 Aqui, oh!
5 Paris café
6 Waiting for Angela
7 When I fall in love
8 Aquelas coisas todas

 Live In Moscow Disc 3

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Improvisation No.1
2 Once I loved
3 Stella by starlight
4 Serenade
5 Vento
6 Law years
7 Lua flora