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Tsiganov Brothers

by Tsiganov Brothers

New York - Russian - Latin - Brazilian - Jazz
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. In The Middle Of The East
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2. That Unpredictable Eugene
5:39 $0.99
3. Rio De Corea
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4. She Lives In Brazil
6:10 $0.99
5. Just A Bossa
6:58 $0.99
6. My Brazil
6:31 $0.99
7. Don Arcadon
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8. There Is No Farewell
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9. Passing By
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10. Out Of Reach
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Album Notes
"The brothers Tsiganov - pianist Misha and vibraphonist Alexei -
have established a reputation in the rhythmic realm of Latin jazz ...
It is a well-balanced affair. The brothers share and share alike, each contributing five compositions and both getting time for solo expression.
Misha and Alexei are accomplished jazz improvisers, which makes for some lively interplay as they trade licks on their respective instruments. Essentially, the piano and the vibes are both percussive keyboards, so they allow the Tsiganov brothers to work closely, rhythmically and harmonically. Kindred spirits, indeed."

from review by Tom Ineck

"With the exception of Pat Metheny Group drummer Antonio Sanchez, all of the personnel on the disc are Russian-born, New York-resident jazz stars. Pianist Misha Tsiganov and his vibraphone playing sibling Alexei, trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, and acoustic bassist Boris Kozlov, are all carving their respective niches on the New York jazz scene.
They etch a place on this outing, more specifically, as enthusiastic,
ace improvisers on predominantly bossa- and samba-oriented numbers. It’s an infectious rhythmic concoction."

from review by John Stevenson, Jazz and beyond ...

MISHA TSIGANOV was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, into a family of artists, with his father a sculptor and his mother, a music teacher. He began playing piano at the age of six and graduated from Mussorgsky College of Music. Over the years Misha has studied piano with Valentina Nikiforova, Basya Kapustianskaya, Alexei Istrashkin, Evgeni Gashkov, Ella Volpe, Eugene Maslov.

In 1989 Misha was invited by Melodiya record label and recorded an album "To My Friends".
In 1990 Misha received prize-winner-diploma of the All-Russia Jazz Competition.
In 1991 he was invited to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston by legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton and two years later he moved to New York.

Since 1998 Misha is working with Norman Hedman`s Tropique, with whom he performed at:
- Festival Jazz At The Plaza - summer 1998, summer 1999, New York,
- Kansas City International Jazz Festival (open up for Chick Corea & Origin) - June 1999,
- Blue Note (broadcasted by radio station CD 101.9) March 22, 1999, New York,
- The Jazz Bakery - May 23-28, 2000, Los Angeles,
- BET (Black Entertainment Television) - June 13, 2000, Washington DC,
- The Second Annual Festival Of Creative Communities At The World Trade Center - June 27, 2000, New York,
- Barbados Jazz Festival - January 2001,
- Jazz Standard - April 24-26, November 6, 2001, New York,
- Scullers - April 2001, Boston, MA,
- Sweet Rhythm (former Sweet Basil) - March 21, 22, 23, 2003,
November 21, 22 , 2003, New York and many others.

In 2000 with Norman Hedman`s Tropique Misha recorded an album "Taken By Surprise" on Palmetto records (#6 on JazzWeek.com).

Since 2003 Misha is working with Chico Freeman, with whom he recorded an album "Out Of Many Comes The One" 2003 on Arabesque records and performed at:
- Sweet Rhythm - October 16-18, 2003, New York,
- Zing Bar - January 13-15, 2004, New York,
- Cecil's Jazz Club - January 30, 31, 2004, New York,
- Half Note Jazz Club - March 19-25, 2004 Athens, Greece,
- Jazz Standard – June 3, 2004, New York
and others.

In March 2004 Misha recorded an album "NGFOOT" (Nine Guys From Out Of Town), produced and directed by Stu Gardner, with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and Dave Valentin.

Since 2004 Misha is working with Joe Chambers with whom he performed at:
- American Museum of Natural History - Starry Nights, featuring Gary Bartz (broadcasted by WBGO Jazz 88.3) - April 2, 2004, New York,
- Half Note Jazz Club, featuring Gary Bartz - February 18-24, 2005, Athens, Greece,
- Kitano - November 4, 5, 2005, New York.
- New School For Jazz And Contemporary Music - February 28, 2006,
New York,
- Smoke Jazz Club - May 11, 12, 2007, New York
and others.

In 2005 Misha recorded an album "The Outlaw" with Joe Chambers Group on Savant records, SCD 2069.

Misha Tsiganov can be heard weekly as the featured pianist on the Bill Cosby television cartoon Little Bill, where Misha worked 1999-2002, which currently airs Monday-Friday on Nickelodeon on weekends on the CBS television network, which soundtrack features voice-overs by Phylicia Rashad, Rosie Perez, Gregory Hines, the late Madeline Kahn and Bill Cosby. His identifiable Little Bill piano sounds are also featured in Paramount Pictures / Viacom's newly released Little Bill videos, now available in stores throughout the country.

In 2003 Misha recorded an album "Tsiganov Brothers" as a co-leader with his brother Alexei Tsiganov. The personnel on this record are Misha Tsiganov - piano, Alexei Tsiganov - vibes, Alex "Sasha" Sipiagin - trumpet, Boris Kozlov - bass, Antonio Sanchez - drums.

In 2007 Misha released an album "Always Going West". The personnel on this record are Misha Tsiganov - piano, Alex Sipiagin - trumpet, Boris Kozlov - bass, Gene Jackson - drums.

Throughout the past ten years, Misha Tsiganov has performed and recorded with such musicians as Clark Terry, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Valentin, Joe Chambers, Gary Bartz, John Faddis, Claudio Roditi, Richie Cole, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Norman Hedman, Vincent Herring, Johnny Colon, Papo Pepin, Ray Vega, Valeri Ponomarev, Bobby Porchelly, Bobby Sanabria, Joe Lock, Hendrik Meurkens, Graig Handy, Adam Rogers, Ira Coleman, Antonio Sanchez, Gene Jackson, Willie Martinez, Chembo Corniel, Cafe, Valtinho Anastasio and others.

ALEXEI TSIGANOV was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, into a family of artists, with his father a renowned sculptor, mother, a music teacher, and his older brother, a pianist. Music became Alexei's natural choice. He started playing homemade percussions at the age of four, accompanying his brother, and playing along with the records. His brother Misha was his first mentor in jazz, giving Alexei lessons in jazz harmony and improvisation, and taking him to all the shows and jam sessions in town.

Alexei entered children's music school as a percussionist, playing drums, xylophone and vibraphone. By the time he passed on to continue his study at the famous St. Petersburg Mussorgsky Music College, he was also devoting growing attention to piano studies. His major passion was jazz, and, while still at school, he played extensively at numerous jazz festivals, both domestic and international. At the age of seventeen he began working at St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall, the largest jazz club in the Soviet Union, first as a member of the host band, and later with his own program.

In 1989, Alexei won the St. Petersburg Competition of Young Jazz Performers, and in 1990 was among winners of the 1st All-Russian Jazz Music Competition in Rostov-on-Don. These accomplishments had brought him wide recognition in Russia, and he began regular appearances in the national radio and TV programs.

In 1991, Alexei came to the United States to continue his career in the motherland of jazz. He took lessons from Gary Burton at Berklee College of Music, and is currently completing his Master's degree in jazz studies at the New England Conservatory of Music.

He has appeared with his group on WERS-Boston radio station and in Eric In the Evening program on WGBH-Boston, performing original music and standards.

Among Alexei's current projects is performance and recording of his original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards with his quintet, and a Latin jazz project with Norman Hedman's Tropique.

In the last years, Alexei proceeded to perform solo and with his band in Greater Boston Area, New England, and New York City, appearing in jazz clubs and at such venues as Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Top of the Hub, Bay Tower Room in Boston, Limbo and Les Zygomates, and Sweet Rhythm (former Sweet Basil) and Museum of Natural History in New York City, among others.

He has played and recorded with Jerry Bergonzi, Claudio Roditi, Bob Moses, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Chico Freeman, Bevan Manson, Bobby Porchelly, George Garzone, Avery Sharpe, John Lockwood, Bob Geloti, Bruce Gertz, Dave Clark, Yoron Israel, George and Ed Schullers, Antonio Sanchez, Tony Malaby, Alex Sipiagin, Boris Kozlov, and others...

Check our websites:
Misha Tsiganov - www.mishatsiganov.com
Alexei Tsiganov - www.alexeijazz.com
Alex Sipiagin - www.alexsipiagin.com
Antonio Sanchez - www.antoniosanchez.net

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