Swing
The most extensive and fertile region when it comes to the great jazz performers of the 20th century. Swing appeared in the 20s and remained unusually popular right up to…

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LEONID UTESOV - TIME SYMBOL
Leonid Utesov's voice is remembered by people of three generations. He gave a start in life to such songs as “Polyushko-pole”, “Kakhovka”, “Two friends”. And the participation of the jazz…

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How to start listening to Bach
“The Well-Tempered Clavier” is probably the most perfect piece in the history of music: two cycles of 24 preludes and fugues in all existing keys. The first Prelude in C…

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Lyudmila Zykina – QUEEN OF RUSSIAN SONG

Lyudmila Zykina is a singer who for a long time was perceived by the world as a symbol of Russia. A Moscow girl from a working-class family from an early age learned what labor is – she was a turner, a nurse, and a seamstress. Not much time has passed since the pores of a hungry military childhood, and for several generations of her compatriots Zykina became the most beloved, truly folk singer. She managed to combine the incredible popularity of the common people and the recognition of true connoisseurs of performing art. All songs performed by her became “Zykin”, regardless of who was the author. Her work has been recognized not only at home but also abroad. Continue reading

JOE DASSEN - THE MOST FRENCH AMERICAN SAWNER
After receiving a degree at a young age, Joe Dassin could find a well-paid job and enjoy stability. And he chose show business - an eternal challenge, a constant movement,…

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New Orleans Jazz, Chicago Jazz, Dixieland
The earliest, New Orleans jazz is an inheritance of the tradition of marching brass bands with ensembles consisting of an impressive rhythm section (2-3 drummers, percussion, double bass), various winds…

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Claude Francois - Non-extinguishing Star of the French Stage
"Live from" OLYMPIA! "Only the best songs performed by the unique Claude Francois!" French radio listeners first heard this name in the early 60s of the last century. Since then,…

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