A Twist of Smooth Jazz: Alexander Shulgin’s My Moscow

A Twist of Smooth Jazz: Alexander Shulgin’s My Moscow

Song: My Moscow (Moya Moskva)

Composer: Alexander Shulgin

Performers: Paul Drew, Steve King, Simon Rushby, Jon Howells, Chris “Beebe” Aldridge

Album: Triptych. Shulgin’s Songbook, Part 1

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Download Alexander Shulgin’s “My Moscow” MP3

“I believe that most people in the world like good music, regardless of the genre. If it’s good, it’s good. However, there are some genres of music out there that are quite polarizing like heavy metal or smooth jazz. Alexander Shulgin song, “My Moscow” would certainly be considered smooth jazz, and right off the bat, that may turn a lot of people off. However, the acoustic guitar playing of Paul Drew adds a sort of flamenco feel that comes from the minor scale pattern used, and also is a result of the nylon strings (which I believe guitar players often under-appreciate). Chris Aldridge adds a clean sax sound and his tone works well for this style. Though Shulgin’s skills as a composer are more clearly on display on other tracks, his compositional chops are still present here, regardless of the simplicity. So, if you can get past the whole smooth jazz thing, you should be able to enjoy this track.” – Will Cohn, MusicDish e-Journal

About Triptych. Shulgin’s Songbook, Part 1

An instrumental album of the music of feelings and mind, romantic lounge, recorded together with the most famous English instrumentalists – Simon Rushby, Steve King, Jon Howell, lead guitars by Paul Drew. Album was recorded in spring 2008 in Great Britain, at DWB Music record studio, situated at the ecologically pure district of London, where the ecologically pure music is born. The record was produced by young English producers Paul Drew, Greig Watts and Pete Barringer, who have the great experience working with the wide range of different music – from pop and rock to the academy music.




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