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#438761 - 10/08/17 09:30 PM Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia
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#438895 - 10/11/17 01:05 PM Re: Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia [Re: Taike]
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Really GREAT stuff! Not familiar with thee folks, but have been listening to them for over an hour.

Love to play like this, but it's hard to find a band this hip and sophisticated.

GREAT!

R.

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#438908 - 10/11/17 06:07 PM Re: Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia [Re: Taike]
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Leonid & Friends is an extremely tight, contemporary jazz-rock band from Moscow. Their cover tune, “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago, might surprise you. It sure did me.

According to their Facebook page, Leonid Vorobyev decided to gather his musician friends to record one of his favorite cover tunes by the band, Chicago. The success of that one song led to seven more and the addition of even more musicians, which includes not just vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keys, but a full horn section, violin, and flute.

Leonid Vorobyev – vocal, synth, piano, bass, transcript of the musical source, producing, mixing, mastering
Vasily Akimov –vocal
Igor Javad-Zade – drums
Dmitry Maximov – bass
Sergey Kashirin – guitar, back-vocals
Alexey Batychenko – trumpet, flugelhorn
Alexandr Michurin – trombone
Konstantin Gorshkov – sax
Vladimir Osinsky – piano
Vladimir Popov - flute
Serge Tiagniryadno (Kiev, Ukraine) – vocal
Elena Tishenko & Marina Kozitskaya (members of Trio Victory) - violin
Natalia Zelenskaya – violin
Zhazira Abigali & Anna Zarubina - cello
Vladislav Oskolkov - viola
Alena Erokhina & Natalya Dyachenko - violin
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#438954 - 10/12/17 11:58 AM Re: Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia [Re: Taike]
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Spent the morning listening to these folks cook!

Besides sounding as good...possibly better than the original, the pure joy on their faces is a thing of beauty. Kind of like Snarkey Puppy.


LOVED IT!


R.

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#438967 - 10/12/17 06:06 PM Re: Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia [Re: Taike]
Taike Offline
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Throw in an arranger keyboard player and the entire band falls apart. wink
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#438970 - 10/12/17 07:36 PM Re: Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia [Re: Taike]
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Best compliment: This isn't so much a tribute to one of the greatest bands in the world as it is one of the greatest bands in the world performing somebody's original from 48 years ago.
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#439106 - 10/15/17 07:30 AM Re: Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia [Re: Taike]
Taike Offline
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Originally Posted By Taike
Throw in an arranger keyboard player and the entire band falls apart. wink


What'd I tell you? I was spot on with this one, especially after having read the "Who
is the typical arranger player".
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#439850 - 10/25/17 08:54 PM Re: Leonid & Friends - Amazing band from Russia [Re: Taike]
Nigel Offline
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A great cover of that song. Very good band.

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