Shapoval Sextet - Kobzareva Duma, 1976 (12" EP, 2020)

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In winter 1976, a few years before Olexandr Shapoval headed up well-known band Vodogray, a jazz band called Shapoval Sextet recorded three pieces "Kobzareva Duma" in live at the Donetsk Jazz Festival. The tape has been lost for almost 45 years, until now. The most radical, experimental and psych jazz recording from the Ukrainian Soviet-era found to date.
released November 6, 2020

Composed and arranged by, flutes, saxophone: Oleksandr Shapoval
Trumpet: Oleg Anapolsky
Electric organ, piano: Oleg Kosko
Guitar, spoken words: Igor Kruchinenko
Drums: Oleksandr Gurov
Bass guitar: Oleksandr Ishchuk

Recorded live in 1976 at The Donetsk Jazz Festival
Restoration and mastering by Flaty
Liner notes by Mykola Amosov
Compiled by Sasha Tsapenko, Dmytro Prutkin and Dmytro Nikolaienko

© ℗ Shukai / Oleksandr Shapoval