Just advertisingI got up in the morning. And I dreamed the night «Latina.» That's so, «I do not blame anybody, I did not catch up ...» This is imagined, then, an hour for three or four, I wrote the lyrics, the chorus written in the evening, the day started to do this sort of computer processing, and then arrangement, then led the orchestra, and then imposed this orchestra, and then reduced. The case was delayed for two weeks and spent about another thousand dollars on all this Baida. And the result was 15 songs... Read more - Songs on the music and arrangement. So, it all started with the «Skomorokhov» in 1966, where you played with Gradsky, Buynova and Shakhnazarov. What began themselves «Skomorokhs»? and the music!

As for the Soviet jazz Gradsky time!

Yuri Markin - "Stories about jazz and not only"
As for the Soviet jazz Gradsky time!

He came in the midst of stagnation in our country, jazz, "Auditor". All started, and at first even frightened - it himself, he goes ... In honor of the famous jam staged at the famous indoor street Nezhdanova. Crammed into the hall of the people by the thousand. From those who want to listen to overseas visitors was not lights. And so began ...


Growth was low and the body which is not so hot, but the sport (it was known that he had engaged in "Kung Fu"). Concert was not wearing: jacket, jeans and sneakers breathtaking. Despite its "koreistuyu" name, the Far East, he had no relationship and, despite his "Hispanist" music of country of Cervantes - too! And it was the Italian "American style" and had in years wildly popular. How, though rough, says every dog ??knew him. And he has traveled the world, on the crest of his fame, he decided to visit and our socialist "lost world" in order to see and hear the most - if only one missile so rich in prison camps with this mysterious, northern power?

To arrange

Famous "Auditor" VDNHa and then rebuff were collected best jazz force. Here and Herman with his distaste for double bass and b-bop here and shaved his latest frets aspirations, and Alexey Kuznetsov and tap the deck to play a concert for guitar. The fact that imitation idol, is an expression of love for him, his performance proved fearless Levinovsky.

But all this happened later, but in the beginning, as it should be, given the "word" guest. Artist with sports easily run up to the stage and looked at the neighborhood hung portraits of prominent, world renowned composers, and, as it seemed patriotic spectators got cold feet a little bit. A country with such musical tradition (one of the 19th century is worth)! He began his "speech" with a performance monkovskoy "about midnight." Play, play and seeing unbelievably enthusiastic reception quite mastered, thawed, and descending into the room, and decided to listen to the representatives of the Great Land of the Soviets.

"Representatives" were all in full alert and were going to lay down his life, but to defend the honor of the national jazz before overseas foe. And selective forces were sent "to fight"! Playing one by one our master pyzhatsya, tuzhatsya, are tripping over themselves, and on the face of the foe is not a trace, not to delight, and even approval, rather - utter bewilderment. That's what brought the Bolsheviks in Russia art - think, probably, the adversary and Auditor.

- What to do and who is to blame? - Asks the eternal Russian question our jazz "field marshal", nervously adjusting his finger glasses on his nose, - it is clear it is time to pull the trigger, it's not jazz, but reserves - the last hope for them. Single word "jam" and a "Borodino" happened, but Moscow did not surrender: but pasaran so but pasaran! And the reserves and has already lent wail on stage, being folk band Pokrovsky. Person "auditor" under the People's howling and hooting, was transformed into the desired us an approving way. Points "field marshal" immediately happily shining. Initiative is intercepted, the enemy is confused, we must not give him time to recover and finish in the bud! The last hope for ... And then, to the extent not Razgulyaev populists joined someone with long hair, a black leather jacket and black glasses with a figure athlete. This "someone" powerful highest falsetto wail and throwing his jacket, drew enviable biceps. Overseas fan of kung fu anxious going into the chair - this turn of events, he was not expecting.

Muscular singer, though not a jazz musician, but the Soviet Jazz offense was not going to give, and did not give! "Inspector" is understood and completely wilted in his chair. "You'll see, but more will be taken and sent to Siberia" - probably, he thought, and then, to avoid trouble, vigorously applauded. Marshal of the triumphant radiance blinded their points: - Hooray, Soviet jazz saved!


Photos from the book "Soviet Jazz" (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1987).
Gary Burton and Chick Corea (front row center) meeting with Moscow musicians in Union House of Composers, July 1982 second row from left - Arkady Petrov and Alexander Gradsky.