ALEX VOSTRIKOV

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Alexey Vostrikov (born 1988) is a New-York drummer/composer originally from Russia. Alexey started playing drums at the age of 16, and from the very beginning he set a goal to push his music forward. With fellow forward thinking young musicians he formed a band called “Jam It”. The band explored complex compositions, odd meters, and fresh mixtures of different styles, while creating original instrumental progressive fusion-based music. The band performed live, making two records and is currently working on the third cd set to release in May 2015. The band is critically acclaimed in the Russian progressive rock scene. In 2013 Alexey went to New-York to study at the Drummers Collective. Throughout the studies Alexey performed with many experienced NY musicians. This experience gave him opportunity to broaden his understanding of jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and other important musical styles, and gave him a deeper understanding of composing original music. In read more...
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ALEX VOSTRIKOV Ambush at the Movies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ambush at the Movies
Fusion 2015
ALEX VOSTRIKOV Drifting. Part I album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Drifting. Part I
Fusion 2015

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ALEX VOSTRIKOV Drifting. Part I

Album · 2015 · Fusion
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Russian drummer and composer Alex Vostrikov is a leader of instrumental rock band Jam It! Differently from his band's music, on his solo album Alex doesn't play progressive rock, he plays jazz fusion, quite unusual one.

I can hardly remember drummer's album with such perfectly composed material! Obviously rooted in classical composition, music here doesn't sound as third stream or even chamber jazz, it has groove and lot of improvisations.All three musicians are equal co-leaders playing this beautiful music, sound is rich,full and tasty.

Besides of well-composed material, the other big advantage of this album music's is it represents very rare and fragile balance when no-one of its two strong components dominates in final mix. At every moments the listeners can hear classic piano and swing, groove and precisely played pre-composed piece,etc,etc. Bass line sounds as if it comes from "golden era" mainstream jazz, drummer doesn't try to impress listeners demonstrating his technical abilities even for a second. High energy comes from rock aesthetics but it doesn't destroy the elegance of music. Dramatic development is taken from classical tradition, but music doesn't become too formal or predictable, it looks Alex took best from jazz,classic and rock and very carefully,with big respect to each genre mixed it to his music, which sounds very familiar and unusually new at the same time.

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