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Igor Butman’s jazz won the hearts of Indian public

Friday, 07 November 2014 01:42

World-famous Russian musician Igor Butman and his Moscow Jazz Orchestra had a triumphal tour to Mumbai and New Delhi on October 27 – November 2,

organized by the producer association Jazz Addicts (Mumbai) with the sponsorship of the Indian branch of petrochemical holding Sibur and active participation of the Russian Embassy in India. The three-hour open-air concert, held in the green theatre of a prestigious metropolitan club Zorba, sounded a strong final chord.

Igor Butman’s big-band performances in New Delhi became a perfect present for all music lovers, including the chief guest of the gala-concert, Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin. In his welcoming address he noted that, owing to such prominent musicians as Igor Butman, jazz is no longer the brand identity of only the countries of its origin. “Russian jazzmen have won the recognition all over the world, – the Ambassador outlined, – and we are sincerely glad that today our Indian friends can get to know the music of Russian stars in jazz azure”.

The program featured both author works, created by Igor Butman and the musicians of Moscow Jazz Orchestra, including Butman plays Goodman, Samba de Igor, etc., and arrangements of classic jazz works: What a Wonderful World, How High the Music, Caravan. The public reacted at every composition with a storm of applause, rapturous “bravo!” and endless standing ovation.

The artists confessed that they enjoyed the amazing atmosphere of unity with the audience at the concert so much that, despite being tired, they did not want to leave the stage. At parting, Igor Butman, having generously gladdened the grateful audience with several compositions played for “encore”, promised to visit India one more time, fifth over the last ten years, promoting contacts with Indian colleagues and expanding cultural cooperation between the two friendly counties.

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