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    9When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory.

    Gregg Bendian was born in 1963 in new Jersey. In the family music sounded all day: parents Gregg Martin and Patricia listened to everything from Tchaikovsky to Sinatra and the Beatles to miles Davis. This could not affect future preferences Gregg. Luckily for him, the school where he studied, was developed system of art education, and the boy opened up a new world of music.

    When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory. Continue reading

    "Orchestra" and musical style Svetlana Surganova has updated its “Orchestra” and musical style

    Svetlana Surganova opened in St. Petersburg a new club called "Astronaut" and changed half of his "Orchestra". And it is even said in an exclusive interview about how you spent the summer.

    – Light, small essay on the topic "How I spent my summer?”…

    – In the summer I rowed.

    – I hope the money?

    “Of course not! Literally I rowed. I have an inflatable boat. It’s big and roomy, but the motor on it there, but there are two paddles. We visited a suburban lake in Toksovo and in Roshchino. Then from St. Petersburg heat for eight days were rescued in Portugal. Gorgeous ocean, warm, friendly. We hours out of the water, although usually cool the water in the Atlantic. Many kilometers of beach was full. People communicated with the sea. I walked on the beach. In my ears was Vera Polozkova with her "Photosynthesis". I worked on her own memory, learned poems by heart. Extremely consciously spent hours. I advise everyone who wants to tan well, do not lie seals, move. Continue reading

    5The musical style of reggae emerged in the 60 years as one of new musical styles Jamaican pop music. Its history is also quite simple and usual for that time. Listening to American radio waves musicians of Jamaica hear some rhythm and Blues songs performed fairly well-known singers. Like the style of music they liked, and they decided to bring it to the masses. But because of the notes they didn’t have, they picked up the music exclusively listening to the radio. Accordingly, the fact that it turned out quite different from the original composition. Some parts just had tended to be overlooked, and to write music in their place put such a familiar Jamaican pop music. And, of course, no musician did not miss the opportunity to add any peculiarity in the composition. Continue reading