MP3 Piotr Pashkov - Until You Play
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JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, JAZZ: Acid Jazz
Petro Pashkov is famous and strong figure of Ukrainian jazz.
He was born in 1956, during a time when interest in jazz was one of the many dangerous interests to hold in the Soviet Union. He appeared in the underground jazz circles in Kiev in 1975 while still a student at the Kiev State Conservatory. There Peter studied with Professor D. Veintraub, whose pedagogical genealogy is rooted in Franz List’s school.
Peter’s accomplishments since that first appearance are quite impressive. In 1988, he released the first Ukrainian jazz-rock LP entitled "This is not HMR". He was the first Ukrainian on the international jazz scene, presenting "JazzRockJamboree" (Budapest 1991) with the legendary Frank Zappa, and he performed at the first jazz-music restaurant "Studio" in Kiev in 1993. The opening of the “Kiev Jazz Philharmonic” began with P. Pashkov’s “Jazz Vuiko Band”, and his was the first jazz composition dedicated to the Chernobyl disaster: “Chernobyl Symphony” was presented in Athens, Greece in 1996. Among his other accomplishments are jazz hits arrangements and own compositions for piano and combo, and teaching jazz piano at the Kiev Glier High Music College. “Piotr Pashkov Pop Jazz Group”,“CoJ”, and “Jazz Vuiko Band” were among the most popular jazz projects on the Ukraine musical scene, including what the critics describe as Pashkov’s “brilliant, vibrant, fresh project, “The New Trio”. Well-known Russian jazz observer Vladimir Fairtag wrote about The "Jazz Vuiko Band" and https://www.tradebit.comhkov : "astonishing composition mastery, somewhat ironic reflection of the traditional music material. There are vigor, deep thinking without any problem dealing with instrumentation".
He and his colleagues performed at concerts and took part in numerous jazz festivals in the Soviet and post-Soviet space. Six different programs were recorded for the Ukrainian TV program “35 Minutes of Jazz”, and Pashkov played seven times in very popular concerts in Kiev called “Alex Kogan presents”. A successful Japan tour in 2000-2001 led to Japanese festivals “Kobe Jazz Street”, “One World Festival” and the recording of the CD “Jive Revue Live In Japan” on the local “Pal Pit Records”. Pashkov’s wide field of activity also includes working in the studio as a composer and piano/keyboard player, cooperation with pop singers, and working on cruise liners “Hapag Lloyd” (Germany) and ”Oceania Cruises” (USA).
In the early 1990s he began to experiment with electronic jazz. The results were “Chernobyl Symphony & Ukrainian project” (1998), “Ave Maria” in Peter Pashkov’s Christmas Project” (2001), “Эти fuckin’ дев’яності”/”This fuckin’90s”(2005) https://www.tradebit.com “Until You Play” (2006), and “Церковные мыши и джихад”/“Church Mice and Jihad” (2007) https://www.tradebit.com 2003 at last saw the issuing of live in studio “Jazz Vuiko Band” vol.1…” https://www.tradebit.com -- this studio record waited 10 years to come out!
If you can read Russian please consult the following sites for more information about Petro/Piotr Pashkov:https://www.tradebit.com
https://www.tradebit.com The Ukrainian Jazz Encyclopedia provides mentions Pashkov on pp. 23, 51, 63, 72, 77, 79, 81, 87, 88, 111, 134, 155,156, 158-160, 168, 177, 178, 181, 182, 185, 188. See Володимир Симоненко. ”Українська енциклопедія джазу.” Центрмузінформ Київ-2004.
Currently Pashkov mostly plays live with “Dnipro & New Orleans Connection”. The musicians of the “D&NOConnection” began their work together in the 1970s: Pashkov began to play with drummer Khmeliov while both were students at the Kiev Tchaikovsky State Conservatory; in the 1980s, trumpet player Kopot’ came to the Kiev Variety Theatre; and in the 1990s fate united them with Igor Dyachenko/tenor sax and Felix Gershkovich/bass. The last few years saw them together until some of the group members left Ukraine.
In 2007 Kopot’ returned from Switzerland, whereas Pashkov finished his contract with the cruise liners, and now these five talented musicians are planning to play together for a long time to come.
List of Petro Pashkov records:
1. LP, “Adventures of Captain Vrungel” – a musical tale. Studio Melody С50 24211 007 1988
2. LP, "It’s Not Heavy Metal Rock." Peter Pashkov Jazz Studio Group. Studio Melody С60 31311 007 1989
3. CD, “Ave Maria.” Petr Pashkov Christmas Project. Lemma 01003-2 2001
4. CD, ”Jive Revue” live album in Japan 2001. Pal Pit Sound Promotion TNC1404-10
5. CD, Jazz Vuiko Band vol.1… Lemma 04021-2 2004
6. CD, “Soulful Sax”. One session in Kiev. Igor Dyachenko & Friends. Lemma 05035-2 2005
7. CD, “Those Fuckin'' Nineties.” PashkovPromoProduction 2006
8. CD, “Until You Play.” The Piotr Pashkov Virtual Band. PashkovPromoProduction 2006
9. CD, Dnipro Jazz & Co. “Tender Swinging 20s.” Live at “Swing” PashkovPromoProduction 2005
10. CD, “Church Mice and Jihad.” PashkovPromoProduction 2007
11. CD, “Until You Play…” The”Piotr Pashkov Virtual Band.” 1989-2007 selected. PashkovPromoProduction 2008
https://www.tradebit.comz inside vol.2 Lemma JRC JAZZ 0007-2 2000
https://www.tradebit.comz Festival “Ednist'' 2003” collection. Jazz Theatre CD
Leonid Goldstein (TV producer):
According to a number of jazz specialists, Piotr Pashkov – pianist, composer, music arranger, teacher – is one of the best musicians in Kiev. In his art one senses the philosophy of a Bill Evans, the lyrics of a George Shearing, the expressivity of a Keith Jarrett, and, more important, his own manner, his own performance style, such that the first sounds tell you – this is Piotr Pashkov, a musician with a terrific sense of time and balance.
Alex Kogan (jazz journalist, radio producer):
The manner and style of this musician usefully combine the wisdom of experience with youthful passion, and uninhibited imagination with cold logic. His hands are never ahead of his thought, and his musical taste is faultless. Even if one were to discount the multitude of ratings of jazz musicians, even if one were to treat them as no more than an adult’s pastime, Piotr Pashkov would still emerge as undoubtedly the finest pianist, arranger, and composer in Ukraine.
Vladimir Simonenko (author of The Ukrainian Jazz Encyclopedia):
In contrast to most musicians, who prefer traditional forms of jazz, Piotr Pashkov is attracted by its experimental side. Like jazz itself, Pashkov as a performer is always in search of fresh ideas, expressive techniques that go beyond the ordinary, timbre combinations as yet untried. The same applies to his work as a composer. Pashkov’s compositions are characterized by a well-defined melodical line and a well-developed sense of harmony, all in concert with a rich musical imagination and a perfect command of form. All of this contributes to the originality of this talented artist and makes Pashkov one of the greatest musicians in Ukrainian jazz.
Anton Jozhik Lejba (Hedgehog Publisher: Lemma):
“Let me mention… Petro Pashkov – one of the most interesting Ukrainian pianists, the living legend of our jazz.”
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