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Anatoly Vapirov

b. 24 November 1947, Berdyansk, Ukraine. Vapirov analyzed clarinet in the Leningrad Conservatory and later on became a teacher of saxophone, going after parallel professions as an educational, traditional saxophonist (using the Leningrad Condition Symphony Orchestra as well as the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theater) and, progressively, like a virtuoso jazz performer. In the beginning dealing with the jazz rock and roll Music-Hall Orchestra in the past due 60s, Vapirov quickly broadened his repertoire to add all varieties of jazz, from big music group swing towards the edges of free-form and modern composition. By the first 80s he previously founded himself as the best saxophonist in the USSR, earning critics’ polls in the Russian jazz journal Kvadrat (Chorus) and liberating Misteriya for jazz soloist and symphony orchestra, within the state-owned label Melodiya. Although he didn’t lead a normal group, he worked well regularly with Sergey Kuryokhin (piano), Alexander Alexandrov (bassoon), Vladimir Volkov (bass) and Valentina Ponomareva (vocals). In August 1982 Vapirov’s profession was abruptly halted with a two-year jail term for ‘personal organization’, but he premiered before portion his full word, perhaps because his information had began to come in the Western world, in the London-based Leo Information. In 1986 he transferred to Bulgaria, where he previously strong family members ties. A prolific and flexible musician, Vapirov’s recordings consist of improvised duos with Kuryokhin (Record) and parts for the big music group (Conspiracy), for tenor saxophone plus chamber orchestra (Macbeth) and a chamber jazz trio structure (De Profundis).

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