Jazz: Kramer Shilkloper in Tyumen

By Dmitry Kann 2 min read This post in Russian 0183

I’ve published rare footage I filmed a few years ago. It was a performance given by two greatest jazz musicians of our time, Daniel Kramer (piano) and Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, flugelhorn, alphorn) at Tyumen Concert Hall on February 10, 2008.

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The footage (consisting of 18 videos, including interim announcements) is filmed by me shortly before my departure to Holland. Up until now it’s only been available via a torrent at rutracker.org. Daniel Kramer’s videos are extremely scarce.

In my personal layman’s opinion Kramer is by far the best contemporary jazz pianist. I don’t know any other performer of equal expressiveness and technical proficiency. I attended his every concert in Tyumen, which is—sadly—not possible here. Never heard of him performing in Holland.

Shilkloper is admittedly a genius too. However I’m not really into the wind, so it’s hard for me to judge.

Here’s the first item from the concert, called Folk Song:

I couldn’t figure out names of some pieces, so if you recognise any, I’d appreciate if you let me know them.

And to round off the subject: in the coming weekend the yearly jazz festival will take place in Amersfoort again. A lot of live music is expected all around the city centre. Stay tuned. ■

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