IGOR BRIL: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE GATE, 1989

 

 
1. Au Privave
2. In Hope And (In) Joy
3. Stella by Starlight (Washington/Young)
4. Semblance
5. My One and Only Love (Mellin/Wood)
6. It's All Right With Me (Porter)
7. Dance of the Seagulls
8. Journey into the Blues (Voyage in Blues)
9. Body and Soul (Eyton/Green/Heyman)
10. Recorda-Me

Игорь Бриль и все звезды советского джаза.
 
During October and November 1988, an all-star quartet comprised of some of the then-Soviet Union's top bop-based jazzmen made their initial tour of the United States. They recorded this CD at their final stop, the Village Gate in New York. Altoist Alexander Oseichuck displays a fiery sound influenced by Phil Woods and he is at his best on a duet with pianist Igor Bril on "My One and Only Love." Guitarist Alexei Kuznetsov gets "It's Alright with Me" as an unaccompanied solo and sounds excellent on the five quartet tracks while bassist Victor Dvoskin is fine in support. But the most impressive voice is Igor Bril, particularly during his three solo piano features. "Dance of the Seagulls" is impressionistic and on a thougtful "Body and Soul" Bril hints at times at Erroll Garner. Best is his tour-de-force "Journey into the Blues" which evolves from relaxed stride to doubletime, stoptime and finally boogie-woogie straight from Albert Ammons. A surprising and recommended release. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
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