[JPL] Who is Yuri Bashnet and Igor Butman?

Len Dobbin lendobbin at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 13 20:01:18 EST 2009


Still awaiting a replacement for the "FORCE OF FOUR" CD/
I got to know Igor in Montreal, maybe that's when I first met Joe.

Len
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From: "Tom Marcello" <tom at joelocke.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Who is Yuri Bashnet and Igor Butman?


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> Bobby,
>
>  Joe Locke has recorded twice with Igor Butman ( "Hellish Mixture" from 
> 1996 and recorded in Russia and "Nostalgia", recorded in NYC from 1997), 
> both on Russian labels. Igor comes to New York to play at least once a 
> year, most recently at Dizzy's. I believe that Joe has done five tours of 
> Russia with Igor in the past and we were just asked the other day to have 
> Joe play a concert for him as a soloist with Butman's big band as part of 
> "Igor Butman Presents" produced with the Moscow International Performing 
> Arts Centre.
>
> Igor has been called "the Wynton Marsalis of Russia" for good reasons. The 
> jazz world in Russia revolves around Mr. Butman.
>
> Best,
>
> Tom
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> Tom Marcello
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