Russian Affair

AB-CD-09-2016-108 – Art Beat MUSIC VocCOLOURS Alexey Kruglov Roman Stolyar Oleg Judanov Andrei Razin 

Russian Affair


Release date: 2016/09

Russian Affair presents several tracks recorded by the German vocal quartet VocColours in collaboration with famouse Russian free-jazz musicians. It is a great honour for us to release this album where you can listen to the fragements of two different performances. The recording represents an ever-changing mosaic of forms connecting classical and modern music, free-jazz and improv music. We hope you enjoy the blend of German and Russian musical art! ArtBeat Music


1. Tender Noise
2. The Tale of Little Zwrgnhrz
3. Happy End
Bonus track
4. The Beginning

Music by VocColours (1-4), Alexey Kruglov (1, 3), Roman Stolyar (1, 3), Oleg Yudanov (1, 3), Andrei Razin (4)

VocColours: Norbert Zajac, Brigitte Kupper, Gala Hummel, Iouri Grankin – voices
Alexey Kruglov (1-3) – alto sax, zurna, alto sax mouthpiece, prepared alio sax
Roman Stolyar (1-3) – piano, recorders
Oleg Yudanov (1-3) – drums, percussion
Andrei Razin (4) – piano
Leo Feigin – MC (l)

Tracks 1-3 were recorded on October 16, 2015 at The 4th Leo Records Festival in Russia al Cultural Centre Dom in Moscow by Maxim Khaikin.
Mixed by Alexander Mikhlin.

Track 4 was recorded on May 2, 2012 in Loft, Cologne, Germany by Stefan Deistler.
Mixed by Stefan Deistler.

Mastering – Alexander Mikhlin

Front cover „Starry Nights“ picture by Ramani Narayan