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BUTMAN Igor

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born in 1961 in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). At age 11 began playing the clarinet in the children's music school. In 1976. enrolled in the Music School,. Mussorgsky on saxophone to a wonderful musician and brilliant teacher - Gennady Holstein. As a student, Igor started to play in an ensemble of David Goloshekin. Around the same time, Igor Butman participated in concerts and recordings "Popular Mechanics" Sergey Kuriokhin, as well as groups of "Cinema" and "Aquarium".
The first recognition of the jazz critic Igor received in 1981. - In the newspaper "Soviet Youth" was named "Breakthrough of the Year."
In 1983. played in the orchestra of Oleg Lundstrem - the best Big Band of the USSR. The next year, Igor changed alto sax and a tenor, was invited by Nicholas Levinovsky in the ensemble "Allegro", which played up to his departure to America in 1987. In the Soviet Union - a country with a population of more than 300 million people - Igor Butman was considered the best tenor saxophonist, taking first place in the charts by jazz critics poll.
. When in 26 years, Igor came to America, . He already had a fan club, . formed the most famous and respected American jazz musicians, . because even at home, was invited to play with touring American musicians: Dave Brubeck, . Chick Corea, . Pat Metheny, . Gary Burton, . Luis Bellsonom and Grover Washington,
. In September, 1987. Butman entered leading jazz musical institution USA - The Berklee College of Music (Boston), where he received a degree in two degrees: a concert saxophonist and composer. Arrangement "French Connection", written by Igor during training sessions, like Grover Washington, and he included it in his album "Then & Now" (Colombia, 1988), in which the recording took part Igor. Igor Butman played with an ensemble of Grover Washington several, . including concerts at festivals in Chautauqua, New York, . the Berklee Center in Boston, . Great Woods Center in Mansfield in Massachusetts, . as well as in the most prestigious jazz club Blue Note in New York.,
. At the festival DeCordova Igor played in a quartet of Dave Brubeck
. The newspaper "The Boston Globe" wrote: "The highest point of the concert came when Brubeck invited to the scene of a young Russian saxophonist. Beautiful and flowing tenor Butman added a new dimension to the classic "Turkish rondo in the style of the blues" (Blue Rondo a la Turk).
. Famous actor / musician Michael Moriarty invited Igor in his quintet, the result of this collaboration was the entrance of the album "Live at Fat Tuesday" on DRG Records
.
Career of Igor in the United States continues apace. He led his own group in the leading jazz club in Boston, . played with Pat Metin, . Joe Lovano, . Archie Shepp, . Rachel Sze, . and also served as a special guest soloist with the Billy Taylor quartets, . Walter Davis, and Monty Alexander Quintet,
. Igor took part in a television program America's "The Today Show" CBS, "Good Morning America" ABC.
In 1989. Igor moved to New York. Toured with the orchestra of the famous vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. In 1993. on the New York firm "Impromptu" was released a solo album, Igor Butman's "Falling Out" with the pianist Lyle Mays, bass, Eddie Gomez and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith.
In 1992. Igor for the first time of emigration came to Moscow to speak at the international jazz festival. English company B & W has released a CD recording of this speech. In November 1994,. "Butman turns Estrada Theater in a jazz club" - so wrote the newspaper "Kommersant-Daily" concerts with invited Igor American musicians: Eddie Gomez, . Joe Locke, . Cindy Blekmen and Andrew Ezrin, . which passed with the full house for two days in a row.,
. In May 1995, Mr.
. Igor Butman was honored to speak in the Faceted Chamber in the Kremlin before the presidents of the two powers, the U.S. and Russia - Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.
"... In one of the regular visits, Yeltsin wanted to surprise" the younger brother of the U.S. ". As the Faceted Chamber of the Kremlin during the official luncheon staged a concert, was invited to the best saxophonist of Russia, winner of international competitions (Igor Butman - Ed.) Especially for Clinton, he played jazz improvisation. I looked at the U.S. president and I saw how he was happy from this music. I thought that if he loves in life is something really, it is not policy, and playing the saxophone. After the concert, Clinton called the saxophonist, thanked him warmly, hugging the shoulders. Apparently, the best gift to Bill could have done.
(Korzhakov. "Boris Yeltsin: From Dawn to Dusk")
In December 1996, Mr.. New York, Igor Butman produced a recording of the album "Blues for four" Petersburg pianist Andrei Kondakov with bass, Eddie Gomez and drummer Lenny White. In April next year took a tour of the quartet (Kondakov, Butman, Gomez, White) on the cities of Russia, as well as a concert in the Concert Hall of Tchaikovsky in Moscow. The result was the quartet tour album "Jazz for four" on the label, Prestige Records studio "Union" in autumn 1997.
In June 1997, Mr.. Igor Butman, organized the first independent jazz festival in Moscow, who joined the Russian musicians from the U.S. in various combinations. Despite the holidays, hot weather and the competition of other entertainment, both concerts were sold out with.
. Particularly pleased fans of Igor's new solo album "Nostalgia", recorded at RPM Studio, New York, released at the company "Union" in August 1997
. and immediately became a best-selling jazz CD.
In December 1997, Mr.. Igor invited into his tour of cities in Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia, the star of world jazz - guitarist John Abercrombie and pianist Andy Laverne, bassist Steve La Spina, drummer Danny Gottlieb. Kommersant-Daily "wrote:" Igor Butman alone have something on that you were not able to neither old creative alliances or new associations and jazz clubs. Namely: to establish a regular creative exchange between Moscow and the New York jazz circles.
Moscow Jazz Journalists Association named Igor Butman Prize laureate of the Jazz 'Ear "in 1997. in the nomination "Man of the Year".
In February 1998, Mr.. born quartet "Four Brothers" with Igor Butman and his brother Oleg Butman (drums) and winners of the International Jazz Competition in Belgium Ivanov brothers - Michael (piano) and Andrew (bass). The quartet toured very successfully in Russia during the month, and then in the studio recording was made, which was published on the Moscow label Boheme Music, entitled "Four Brothers" (CDBMR 809021).
. In June of that year, Igor Butman, with the support of the company of Philip Morris once again invited to Russia, American musicians: John Abercrombie, . Andy Laverne, . Steve La His back, . drummer Adam Nussbaum, . who gave concerts in Nizhny Novgorod, . Samara, . Krasnodar, . Sochi, . Tuapse, . Volgograd,
. At the end of this tour - performing at the second independent Jazz Festival in Moscow in the Concert Hall. Tchaikovsky. The festival, organizer and producer of which is Igor Butman, has collected a lot of interesting jazz musicians: Joe Locke, Tony Ridus, Essiet Essiet Okon, Tim Strong, Arkady Shilkloper, Gennady Holstein, Andrei Kondakov. Furthermore, drew huge numbers of fans of jazz music and had a wide resonance in the media.
. At the end of September 1998 on the island of Elba (Italy) with great success the premiere of the work "Jazz Suite for Viola, . Saxophone, . Piano and Orchestra "by composer Igor Rayhelsona, . which combines elements of classical and jazz music,
. "Jazz Suite" was written under the influence of two musicians, each of which - a virtuoso of his instrument and the outstanding representative of its genre: the violist Yuri Bashmet and tenor saxophonist Igor Butman. The concert was also attended by Chamber Orchestra Yuri Bashmet and jazz musicians: Eddie Gomez (bass), Joe Locke (vibraphone), Oleg Butman (drums), Igor Rayhelson (keyboards).
. Another presentation with a star of classical music - opera singer Love Kazarnovskaya and orchestra Oleg Lundstrem held in the Great Hall of the Conservatoire in November 1998 at a concert, . dedicated to the 100 th anniversary of George Gershwin.,
. In February 1999, Mr.
. Igor once again played the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (Moscow, . Idaho, . USA), . acted in the same composition with such jazz legends, . as Hank Jones (piano), . Herb Ellis (guitar), . Ronnie Kyuber (baritone saxophone), . Christian McBride (bass), . Louis Nash (drums), . Grady Tate (drums) and others,
. In March 1999,. held his speech in New York, including the club Kavehaz with a group of vibraphonist Joe Locke.
In May 1999,. Moscow Jazz Journalists Association has ranked Igor receive the Award Dzhaz'Uho "(1998), at this time - in the category" Team of the Year "(for a tour of Russia with John Abercrombie and Andy Laverne, Steve LaSpinoy and Adam Nussbaum).
. In 1999
. Igor organizes performances in Russia, the singer from Washington Sunny Sumter (summer), a group of legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker (September), saxophonist Greg Abate Quartet (October).
During 2000, Mr.. Igor went on tour to Russia, . Ukraine and Belarus with the vibraphonist Joe Locke, . participated in the organization (or organizing yourself) performances in Russia guitarist Paul Bollenbeka, . bass Niels-Henning Oersted Pedersen and his ensemble, . made his own ensemble in the Baltic countries and in February-March 2000,
. once again performed in the U.S. - at XXXIII Festival Lionel Hampton (with David Sanchez, Claudio Roditi, Krischenom McBride, Louis Nash, Larry Willis and others), New York (including Wynton Marsalis). In February 2001,. He again spoke at this festival, this time with the saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Valery Ponomarev.

. Igor Butman can be seen as a leading program Dzhazofreniya, weekly basis on the channel "Culture".
. Igor also worked as art director of the Moscow jazz club "Le Club", located at the Taganka Theater
. As a result of 1999. Moscow Jazz Journalists Association awarded the "Le Club" prize "Dzhaz'Uho" in the category "Point of the Year". In the spring of 2001. the results of 2000 the club under the direction of Igor repeated this success.
The spring of 1999,. in the club every Monday is a big band of Igor Butman, . composed of the best jazz musicians in Moscow and Russia (Dmitry saxophonists Mospan, . Denis Shvytov, . trumpeters Arzu Gusseinov, . Vladimir Galaktionov, . Vitaly Golovnev, . pianist Anton Baronina, . bass Vitalij Solomon, . drummer Edward Zizak, etc.),
. Since the orchestra played for a long time lead singer of "Moral Code" Sergei Mazaev, currently sings with the orchestra Sergey Manukyan. Music director of the orchestra - one of the best big-bendovyh arrangers country Vitaly Dolgov.

. Chat Transcript with Igor Butman, held on the server "Jazz in Russia in December 1999
.
. PRESS RUSSIA ON Igor Butman

. Interview Olga Golovina, published in the journal Music Box N1-1996

. Igor Butman in the early 90's in Moscow has become an indispensable intermediary between New York and Moscow jazz circles.

. (magazine "Capital")

. Igor Butman - "jazz bridge Moscow-New York.

. (magazine Ogonyok)

. Butman - "kettle" local jazz
. Everything around him is moving, bubbling and goes from a liquid to a bright, volatile and event-international.

. (magazine "VM")

. ... Igor Butman once again confirmed the reputation of incredible technical mastery musician who never zabyaet that the technique required for the expression of thought.

. (Nizhegorodskiye News)

. Igor Butman - "trademark" of jazz.

. (Nizhny Novgorod worker ")

. Igor Butman - a great composer, combining a thorough possession of expressive means of modern jazz, a rare sense of melody and of course, the origin of Russian musical roots.

. (MK)

. Igor Butman in the last two or three years into a sort of catalyst for Russia's jazz life.

. (Evening Moscow)

. ... saxophonist trendy and fashionable presenter ...

. (Kommersant)

. The main feature of the talent of the maestro - sociability, the ability of first bars to attract the attention of the audience and not let her off
. In the process of improvisation, he could easily and naturally make one thing quite different.

. (Kommersant)

. One of the few who managed to place in the United States as an independent musician who became a saxophonist Igor Butman.

. (Evening Moscow)

. Game Butman features the most powerful expression of his energy just splashing over the edge.

. ( "New Siberia")

. Igor Butman - our Russo-Broadway star.

. ( "New Siberia")

. On the saxophone, he maketh such passages, it seems - there is no humanly possible.

. ( "Evening Volgograd)

. Igor Butman our jazzmen called "capture team": he is the most fortunate of local jazz musicians who emigrated to the West.

. (magazine "The Bear")

. Joyful and bright gift of Igor Butman confirms that the real jazz - the lot of good people


. ( "New Siberia")

. Igor Butman his game can decorate any jazz show, their energy to infect more than one artistic entity.
. Before us is a true creator in every play achiever to live life.

. (Sochi)

. Igor Butman - a brilliant, virtuosic, and at the same time a profound musician
. During the eight years of living in the U.S., he entered the elite of American artists began here, "his", easily recognizable.
. ... Lyric butmanovskogo tenor - soft romantic ballad, when it seems that you hear is not a saxophone, and agitated the human voice
. That ballad, cantilena "vocalic" his instrument attracted the attention of jazz critics.

. ( "Culture")

. Butman constantly experimenting, - model used by them from time to time changes.
.
. ... Butman played a powerful, husky-voltage rollinsovskim "sound
. Played as a black musician. Apparently, not in skin color thing ...

. ( "Culture")

. Sam Igor - a romantic, a dreamer, but under his velvet - steel muscles.

. ( "Evening Club)

. The style of game Butman beautiful and unique as life itself.

. (West)

. ... Butman once again demonstrated that real jazz, which sounds in the New York clubs
. Like a powerful Chevrolet swept across the highway - a furious pace, the grinding of brakes on the turns, flashing colored windows ...

. ( "Culture")

. Butman debunked the myth of jazz music as the music nemassovoy, elitist.

. ( "New Siberia")

. Igor Butman alone could then, on what proved to be incapable of any old creative unions, or new associations and jazz clubs
. Namely: to establish a regular creative exchange between Moscow and New York jazz circles.

(Kommersant)

Igor Butman - the first, and probably last, our world-class musician, who came to jazz from rock

. (Kommersant)

. Butman - Musician "from God."

. (Izvestia)

. A rare combination in a man of great musical talent and incredible energy have allowed him to achieve the previously impossible for a national jazz - a real "international star", to take its place in the musical life of New York.

. (magazine "Hi-Fi Music")
.
. DISCOGRAPHY Igor Butman (only CD)

. discography courtesy of Vladimir Korneev, and compiled them is part of an ambitious "Russia's Jazz Discography on CD".

. Igor Butman - CDs, issued outside of Russia.

. Igor Butman - Falling Out, Impromptu Records, IMP-1031 (1994, USA)
. Igor Butman-ts; Eddie Gomez-b; Lyle Mays-p; Marvin "Smitty" Smith-dr
.
Partners In Time - Equinost, Intersound CDJ-740 (1994, USA)
Igor Butman-ts, ss; Victor Dvoskin-b; Tony Martucci-dr; Louis Sherr-p, Hammond B-3. Guest artists: Gary Burton-vib; Ryan Kisor-tp; Don Alias-perc; Paul Bollenback-g; Ken Willaman-cello.
Datevik - Ballads From The Black Sea, Mapleshade MS 04332 (1993, USA)
Datevik-voc; Lary Willis-p; I.Butman-ts; Andy McCloud-b; Steve Williamson-dr.
Various - Live In Moscow, B & W Music, BW039, 3 CD Collection (1993, UK)
CD1: Toninho Horta Sextet; CD2: Igor Butman Quartet (Igor Butman-ts; Eddie Gomez-b; Steve Amirault-p; Ronnie Burrage-dr); CD3: compilation.
The Michael Moriarty Quintet - Live At The Fat Tuesday's, DRG Records Incorporated DRG 8438 (1992, USA)
M.Moriarty-p, harmonica, voc; I.Butman-ts, ss; Michael Leonhart-tp, flh; Jay Leonhardt-b; Dennis Mackrell-dr.
Grover Washington, Jr. - Then And Now, CBS 462516 2 (1988, USA)
. G. Washington, Jr.-as, ts, ss; I.Butman-ts; Ron Carter-b; Tommy Flanagan-p; Miguel Fuentes-perc; Herbie Hancock-p; James "Sid" Simmons-p; Marvin "Smitty "Smith-dr; Richard Lee Steacker-g; Grady Tate-dr; Gerald Veasley-b; Darryl Washington-dr
.
In addition, Igor Butman play sounds on two releases on the label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab - 1993. Sphinx (ensemble "Allegro" Nicholas Levinovsky) and 1994 - Jazz In The USSR (collection, which Igor plays one track).
Currently, the Danish label SteepleChase Records is preparing release of an album band, Andy Laverne (piano), which enrolled Igor Butman (recording was made in New York in the spring of 1998).
Igor Butman - CDs, issued in Russia

Igor Butman Quartet - Swing, the first night, Ermatell Records JCD 022
Igor Butman - ts, Alexei Podymkin - OP, Dmitry Averchenkov - b, Sergey Belichenko - sp
. Igor Butman, Andrey Kondakov, Eddie Gomez, Lenny White-Jazz 4x4, Prestige Records / Soyuz Records SZCD 0772-97
. Igor Butman - ts, Andrei Kondakov - OP, Eddie Gomez - kb, Lenny White - oud
. Igor Butman - Nostalgia, Prestige Records / Soyuz Records SZCD 0774-97
. Igor Butman - ts, Frank Kimbrough - OP, Joe Locke - vib, Essiet "Okun" Essiet - KB, Alexander Sipyagin - mp, Oleg Butman - oud, Gene Jackson - sp

. New York - Novosibirsk double jazz quartet - infernal mixture, Ermatell Records JCD 032
. Igor Butman - ts, Andrei Lobanov - mp, Joe Locke - vib, Alexei Podymkin - OP Essiet "perch" Essiet - kb, Dmitry Averchenkov - kb, Tommy Campbell - oud, Sergei Belichenko - beats.
. All four CD came out in 1997

. Four Brothers - Four Brothers, Boheme Music, CDBMR 809021 (1999)
. Ivanov Brothers Jazz Project: Igor Butman - tenor and soprano saxophone, Oleg Butman - drums, Andrei Ivanov - contrabass, Mikhail Ivanov - piano.
. Waltz For Oksana
. Cantaloupe Island
. Tracks with Igor Butman is also on the compilation "Christmas Night" (1997, Soyuz Records, SZCD 0881-97) and on an album project Ivanov brothers "Black In Jazz" (1998, RDM, CDRDM 804208, Boheme Music, CDBMR 809019).


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