Various Artists - Jazz In Latvia 2021
Cat. no: LMIC121
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Jazz in Latvia as an annual selection showcasing the current trends in Latvian jazz, from dark and murky avantgarde to crisp, palpable textures and soothing tone.
While Latvia has a very strong jazz tradition (the first jazz concert by a touring band from the United States took place here in the 1920s), its history in our land is full of challenges. By the end of the 1970s the genre had gone so far underground that no one could have imagined that this music would rise again and become so popular among the young and stylish crowds.
So here you go: Jazz in Latvia 2020 includes vocal jazz with original lyrics by local poets in English and Latvian, instrumental jazz ranging from tradition to melodic modern and avant-garde up to a fusion of funk and hip hop music.
Liudas Mockunas / Arvydas Kazlauskas Kristapa Vanadzina Trio B.H.A.D. Company Ieva Kerevica klausies Raimonds Pauls Trio Jelgavas bigbends Andris Buikis Mikelis Dzenuska Dream Teller Liepaja Music Orchestra TEN KA Inese Berzina Latvian Radio Big Band Ieva Kerevica Lipskis/Justs/Arbidans Trio Very Cool People Janis Rungis
Tracks: Madla / A Girl At The Table / Bhad Legacy / Mantra / Krome Muziki / Aizas Mala / Davaja Marina / Zals / Fast Food / Disc 2: Midsummer / Asns / Renj’e / Noktirns / Viss No Jauna / Sniegi, Veji Putinaja / Oki, Nalej, Leiten / Renegade / Desert Breath