EXCURSION INTO SOVIET JAZZ
This mix is a continuation of his research into the jazz music perfectly suited for listening to within a cozy family circle. Artem compiled a diverse selection of recordings, aiming to build up an intimate and warm atmosphere by delivering a powerful, nostalgic sound made of smooth rhythms, bright soundscapes, and driving melodies. It opens with a track by Ukrainian jazz trio Moon Hook and then incorporates both obscure and established artists from Siberia, Uzbekistan and Russia: Alexey Kuznetsov, Igor Nazaruk, West-Siberian Jazz Quartet, and Sato. The mix culminates with a track by one of the most famous Soviet jazz collectives, the Variety Orchestra directed by Oleg Lundstrem.