Over the past 5 years, the industry has managed to “bury” and “resurrect” rock music and guitar several times. It was different. They explained to us that rock and roll was a thing of the past, then it turned out that it was still far from oblivion. Researchers have learned that rock musicians live less than others, but they have proved that the most brutal styles of music are harmless. Statisticians told us that rock still remains at the peak of popularity among vinillers, and Chinese scientists have determined that rock music is dangerous for drivers … Continue reading
Indeed: the season does not pass, so that “copyists” do not come to our region. Yes, and ours have already begun to make tribute programs at a serious level – to recall even the recent concert of the Beatlove’s Moscow Beatles tribute with a symphony orchestra in Crocus. Tribute movement goes to a serious level. Is old rock a new classic? This is by no means a new thesis, and I have also repeatedly “voiced” it, as is customary to say now. Let’s talk about those who actually voiced – they play the music that in the original we live, we may not hear anymore. And how did they come to such a life. Continue reading
Once upon a time, in a distant galaxy on the island of Lindau, on Bodensee, the boy Manfred was born. A few light years passed, and he realized that there is power above silence and it is called sound … Time passed and the boy Manfred became the double bass player Manfred Eicher, who graduated from the Berlin Academy of Music. In 1969, in Munich, Manfred created an independent label specializing in contemporary jazz. The words written about him later in the Canadian jazz magazine CODA: “The Most Beautiful Sound Next to Silence” became the motto of the ECM. Continue reading
Not a day goes by without news about Billy Elish. Yes, it’s Eilish: “someone of what” is a zero-ending declension. Female surnames are not inclined to a consonant. And Billy, this, Ailish is female. Just so that it does not arise in the very first comment – “who is this?” The audience of stereo.ru loves to flaunt the ignorance of modern pop stars.
By the way, I’m not a fan of modern hits either. For 20 years I wrote about music, about everything in general, except for classics, so as soon as it became possible not to follow the current musical situation, I immediately tied up with this matter – and began to listen almost exclusively to classics, jazz and some Suede. Continue reading
John Scofield is coming to Russia soon. And that, perhaps, says it all. We run for tickets. You can’t explain anything. But still, I will explain why and why it is worth doing.
John Scofield has long been called a living legend of jazz. Suffice it to say that he played and recorded with Miles Davis himself, which already provides a place in history. Although Mr. Scofield is not at all like a legend and a mythical hero: a smiling bald man in colorful shirts. But what he does on stage is magic. Continue reading