||© Alex Rostotsky. ® 2002, JBT. Lavrov collection
01. Africa - My Love
02. Three Ragas
03. The Bells Rang In Novgorod
05. Garden Of Stones
06. Oh, You My Field
07. It Was Said Long Ago
08. Saigon's Syndrome
09. A Fisherman's Evening Song
10. Zoroaster's Cube
What is Jazz-Bass Theatre?
Jazz-Bass Theatre is a mobile creative unit, a flexible band that is able
to perform up to six musical plays or performances (plus any combinations of those).
Each JBT concert has its own stylistic color: from intimate balladry to
aggressive avant-garde pieces rooted in the music of Ornette Coleman;
from spatial and meditative music rooted in several Ethnic traditions
to modern classical influences with insertions of live poetry.
All versions of JBT unite many first-class musicians around its
leader, bassist and composer Alex Rostotsky. A fine example - the "Oriental Impress"
trilogy, a mesmerizing fusion of jazz and rock with
Uzbek, Armenian, Indian and Arabian music. Many other intriguing
combinations can be heard on the tracks from JBT
albums that you can listen to through the DISCOGRAPHY page..
Please open the virtual front door of my Theatre and listen attentively.
Alex Rostotsky was born on March 15, 1955 in Tver, Russia.
He started studying music at the age of 7 playing the piano. In 1972
he entered a musical college, department of choral conducting.
In 1976 he entered a jazz school in Moscow and began playing the electric bass.
From 1983, he performed on jazz festivals with many first-rate musicians
and toured throughout Russia.
In 1986 he started to tour Europe and Asia, performed with many famous musicians,
such as Bill Skeat, Ron Affif, Dr.L. Subramaniam, Paul Bollenback, Billy Cobham, Bob Bray, Tim Armacost, Tal Farlow.
In 1994 he created his own project named "Jazz Bass Theatre" which is
organized like a real repertory theatre - every play in this Theatre has
its own stylistic color: from very intimate and delicate ballads to
aggressive and almost avant-garde songs, from extensive and meditative
to modern classical music interspersed with poetical items.
Alex toured extensively with this project and recorded the music for
several Russian, European and American companies.
He is a three-times winner of Russia's "The Album of the Year" diploma,
awarded by the Moscow jazz journalists association for the following CDs:
1999 - "Once I Loved",
2000 - "Oriental Impress",
2002 - " Splashes"