Slava Ganelin | Vladimir Homyakov



The Russian city of Chelyabinsk is in the Urals, the gateway to Siberia. State Philharmonic in Chelyabinsk has a huge pipe organ. Vladimir Homyakov is a new name in the catalogue of Leo Records. He plays this pipe organ while Ganelin plays the piano, two synths and drums. But what kind of music do they play? In his liner notes, Steve Day is trying to persuade us that they play jazz. Jazz or not, but playing seventy minute concert in Chelyabinsk to the ecstatic audience, these two musicians managed to create something very special, new and original. Steve Day calls it a “gigantic creative epic”.