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Title: Funked Up East - the Eastern European jazz/experimental music channel
Post by: Krokodil_Gena on June 28, 2018, 09:51:31 PM
Funked Up East (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowyry-xWRrdbQWlWkvq5fQ) has been on YouTube for seven or so years, and almost every video is an album of Warsaw Pact or Soviet jazz (or various types of non-top-40 music) running from the 1960s to the early 1990s. I found it while looking for the WFMU floating record (http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/07/wfmus_amazing_f.html), which is this trad jazz Gershwin album done by the Leonid Chizhik Trio in Moscow, 1977 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP1_V_QvnDM).

You get Soviet Estonian bossanova (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLXmO4AlE38), the Andrzej Trzaskowski Sextet playing with Ted Curson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCRe8OwFwk8) in Poland (1967), Vagif Mustafa Zadeh (also spelled "Vaqif Mustafazadə"*) from Soviet Azerbaijan doing jazz fusion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyMovivSh-Q) in 1979, the Rolf Kühn Quintett's album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxYejExNdbU) Solarius from East Germany (1965) - all that's the tip of the iceberg. The channel also has unreleased stuff, such as the Soviet garage band Lel' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5D9VZigQc), Yuri Morozov's electronic space album Human Extinction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIcgGc3cb-k), etc.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feO7P_FPKo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feO7P_FPKo#)
Akademgorodok-77 Jazz Festival concert film (1977)



* In Azerbaijani. It's a Turkic language that is mutually intelligible with Turkish; the people are also known as Azeris or "Azerbaijani Turks."
Title: Re: Funked Up East - the Eastern European jazz/experimental music channel
Post by: Krokodil_Gena on June 28, 2018, 10:55:23 PM
Special mention for this album because of the cover:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=782FHVxsnyM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=782FHVxsnyM#)

It's like a day at the DMV*!

(Or the MVC if you live in New Jersey.)
Title: Re: Funked Up East - the Eastern European jazz/experimental music channel
Post by: fonpr on June 29, 2018, 12:14:10 PM
Funked Up East ([url]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowyry-xWRrdbQWlWkvq5fQ[/url]) has been on YouTube for seven or so years, and almost every video is an album of Warsaw Pact or Soviet jazz (or various types of non-top-40 music) running from the 1960s to the early 1990s. I found it while looking for the WFMU floating record ([url]http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/07/wfmus_amazing_f.html[/url]), which is this trad jazz Gershwin album done by the Leonid Chizhik Trio in Moscow, 1977 ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP1_V_QvnDM[/url]).

You get Soviet Estonian bossanova ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLXmO4AlE38[/url]), the Andrzej Trzaskowski Sextet playing with Ted Curson ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCRe8OwFwk8[/url]) in Poland (1967), Vagif Mustafa Zadeh (also spelled "Vaqif Mustafazadə"*) from Soviet Azerbaijan doing jazz fusion ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyMovivSh-Q[/url]) in 1979, the Rolf Kühn Quintett's album ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxYejExNdbU[/url]) Solarius from East Germany (1965) - all that's the tip of the iceberg. The channel also has unreleased stuff, such as the Soviet garage band Lel' ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5D9VZigQc[/url]), Yuri Morozov's electronic space album Human Extinction ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIcgGc3cb-k[/url]), etc.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feO7P_FPKo]www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feO7P_FPKo[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9feO7P_FPKo#[/url])
Akademgorodok-77 Jazz Festival concert film (1977)



* In Azerbaijani. It's a Turkic language that is mutually intelligible with Turkish; the people are also known as Azeris or "Azerbaijani Turks."


My favorite Soviet era jazz band = The Ganelin Trio. They have such a playful spirit. They also can play beautifully when they want to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKN4kEsBnVM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKN4kEsBnVM)