Sunday, August 19, 2018

GANELIN / CHEKASIN / TARASOV ‎– Semplice (Me ‎– С60 21121 009 / LP-1984)




Label: Мелодия ‎– С60 21121 009
(white labels)
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: USSR / Released: 1984
Style: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation
Vilnius Recording Studio. Recorded of 1983.
Artwork [Painter] – E. Cukermanas
Engineer, Mixed By – E. Motiejūnas
Directed By – Vyacheslav Ganelin
Supervised By [Editor] – R. Zalnieriute
Matrix / Runout: С60-21121/2-1
Matrix / Runout: С60-21122/2-1

A - Semplice (Part 1) ............................................................................................ 20:38
B - Semplice (Part 2) ............................................................................................ 20:00

Personnel:
VYACHESLAV GANELIN – keyboards, piano [acoustic], keyboards [basset, casio-tone], horn  [hunting horn], percussion
VLADIMIR CHEKASIN – alto saxophone, trombone, flute [end-blown], percussion
VLADIMIR TARASOV – drums [sonor], percussion

Unlike many free jazz groups, Ganelin Trio is one that knows how to use space and dynamics, creating a sometimes incredible sense of drama.
As may be expected, "Semplice" is a huge, sprawling tapestry, full of rich and shifting textures. It begins like a piece of South Asian classical music, built up from absolute silence at first with the tenderest whispers of percussion, which gradually grow to crescendos, diminish again, and build back up.
Here, the Trio is a mini-orchestra as they employ ethnic percussion instruments, a vast array of woodwinds, horns and Casio electronic keyboards.



"Semplice" is evolving into various movements via a climactic and budding flow - offering disparate themes and tonalities aided by an abundance of meaningful dialogue. The Trio alternate instruments as if this were a Broadway play where three actors double up and multitask roles or more appropriately, a loosely based theatrical troupe. It doesn’t end there. This composition progresses into a series of structured motifs, as the band begin to develop rich melodies featuring memorable hooks and at various junctures elicit memories of the 80’s European Prog-Rock movement. “Semplice” is a brilliant piece of work as this Trio seemingly start with nothing yet gravitate towards complex, innovative ideas while pulling it all together in surprising fashion.
Ganelin's piano playing is colossal, and the dramatic power of his impassioned duetting with the smallest strains of sound (from the Casio) is astounding. When Chekasin's saxophones finally appear, they add a swashbuckling and unpredictable piquancy to this piece which is full of modern classical, modern jazz, and ancient references, but is unto itself a masterpiece.

Simply put “Semplice” is a remarkable recording and if you seldom had the opportunity to hear this legendary band......now is the time! Highly Recommended!

(Review By Glenn Astarita, AAJ)



If you find it, buy this album!

12 comments:

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    1. I apologize, I published a wrong, too aggressive version. This is the real link and true sound of this album:

      GANELIN / CHEKASIN / TARASOV ‎– Semplice (LP-1984)
      Vinyl Rip-FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (313.96 MB)

      1fichier:
      https://1fichier.com/?cv2lryj5f84ixi57xa6b


      Once again, sorry for the inconvenience, it happens ....... :)

      Pleasant listening!

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  2. I am sorry to say that I've never heard these guys music before. Thanks.
    Can you recommend any other titles to check out?

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  3. Hi Nick s,
    I recommend these two great albums (posts, February 26, 2015), I just put new links:

    GANELIN, TARASOV, CHEKASIN – Con Anima (LP-1977)
    https://differentperspectivesinmyroom.blogspot.com/2015/02/ganelin-tarasov-chekasin-con-anima-lp.html

    GANELIN / CHEKASIN / TARASOV – Ancora Da Capo (1980-LP-1986)
    https://differentperspectivesinmyroom.blogspot.com/2015/02/ganelin-chekasin-tarasov-ancora-da-capo.html


    These days I will also set two more excellent albums of these musicians.

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  4. nice addition to ganelin floooooood!

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  5. I have long since ceased to wonder ... :) ............... Cheers!

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  6. What an amazing record that is. And a great rip as well. I wonder how difficult it is to rip the delicate percussion sounds at the beginning in such a sonic quality.

    Will listen to the other Ganelin albums tomorrow.
    All the best to you.

    Uwe

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  7. Cheers for this next Ganelin Trio LP, Vitko....Look forward to listening...My 2015 link for the live London show (in the comments to Con Anima) is still live, by the way!

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  8. Yes, I seen. This points to the conclusion that people love it.
    All the best, JD.

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