Recorded at Parametrika Studio

Recording engineers - Igor Bardashev, Vladimir Vorontsov, Denis Yurovskiy

Mixing and mastering - Roman Agapov (BitterSweet.Sound)

Producer - Lev Slepner

Executive producer - Nikolay 'Big Nick' Bogaichuk

 

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Marimba Plus «Flight Over The World» (2012)

 

The band's sixth album dedicated to the journey through musics of countries and peoples of the world.

 

Lev Slepner - marimba, percussion

Tatiana Shishkova - vocals, palmas, samba whistle, lyrics

Sergey Nankin - clarinet, bassethorn, bass clarinet, vocals

Timur Nekrasov - saxophones (soprano, tenor, baritone)

Evgeny Lebedev - piano, keyboards, accordion

Evgeniy Yarin - bass guitars

Alexander Kulkov - drums

Special guests:

Vladislav Okunev - percussion (in tracks 1,2,3,4,7,8)

Gennady Lavrentiev - tabla, violin, parant (in track 2)

Ivan Antonov - acoustic guitar (in track 5)

Marian Kaldadaru - toba (in track 6)

Roman Agapov - guitar (in track 7)

Ilya Dvoretskiy - flute (in track 8)

 

Composer - Lev Slepner

 

I have the courage to say that this is one of the best albums by Marimba Plus! It is inventive, colorful,  energetic, positive, sunny, delicious! Great groove, great sound! Wonderful musicians! Interesting solos! Played with respect  to the long-standing and deep folk traditions but at  the same time with an original attitude towards them. I have never heard a vocalist as careful as Tatiana with the vibration an the end of phrases and who is so organically in the aesthetics of Indian, Spanish, African and other traditions. You may sometimes believe that her roots belong to different nations! Talking about a composition called Marimba Chalan… One wonders if there could be anything interesting made in traditional Indian music after such musicians as Ravi Shankar, Trilok Gurtu, Lakshminarayana Subramaniam, Lakshminarayana Shankar and many others. But Marimba Plus has been able to express a personal attitude to this branch of culture!

This album would be great addition to your collection.

Bravo! Congratulations!

 

Arkady Shilkloper,

Russian and German jazz musician, hornist