Music of Modest Mussorgsky, a famous Russian composer of the 19th century, has become a prominent theme for a new crossover project where Alex Rostotsky in collaboration with Alexander Rosenblatt joined two styles: jazz and symphonic music. 7 Mussorgsky’s "pictures" out of 10 in jazz interpretation recorded by Rostotsky in a trio (with drummer Alexander Mashin and pianist Yakov Okun), are slowing advancing towards the final part of the album, i.e. a monumental 16-minute piece “Waltzing with Gartman” written by composer Alexander Rosenblatt in the form of a fantasy concerto, on the basis of Mussorgsky’s works, designed for a big symphonic orchestra, piano (Irina Popova), drums (Mashin), and e-bass (Rostotsky).
“Immensity and the highest artistic performance allow branding it as one of the supreme creative achievements of the Russian Jazz”. (“Jazz.ru”)
studio album - "Pictures at an exhibition or promenade with Mussorgsky"
"Not-so-modest Mussorgsky in Moscow" Frederic Bernas
"Promenade with Mussorgsky" project, Igor Butman club, 2008
Alex Rostotsky - bass, Timur Nekrasov - tenor&soprano saxophones,Lev Slepner - electic Marimba & percussion, Alexander Kulkov - drums, Fernando Gimeno Perez - coffee animation