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Alexey Lapin

Born: December 17, 1966    Primary Instrument: Piano

Alexey Lapin

We can say very little about the music we play. The music itself could say much more about us. Why is it interesting to know where we are from, who we are, when were we born, and so on, if you come to listen to music?

Destiny is a strange thing too… We could do something, but we can't. We could be somewhere, but we are not. And what will be the last point in our life? No one knows.

So what is the point of talking about ourselves? ...It's better to play...

Meanwhile, I love to play free jazz and all that's beyond it. Before I played hard bop. Some of my projects still sound like hard bop. But the thoughts run outside of standards. And then......
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Awards:

Musician of the Year 2010
”Hear how empathetically Lapin plays, restrained and focused enough only to play when contributions are absolutely necessary, and therefore most meaningful.”
- Jason Bivins (Cadence Magazine, NY)

”His spacial awareness is clearly his greatest strength, and he embellishes the improvisations with a poise reminiscent of Misha Mengelberg. His personality doesn't rely on a bold presence -- his is anything but imposing -- but instead makes his mark through a wry delivery which seems to always find the mark and determinedly pursue it.” - 'Seek it Not With Your Eyes' review by Morgan Martin

”While Gratkowski, Gramss and Bledsoe play quite well here, it’s Lapin who impressed me as one of the most subtle prepared pianists I’ve heard in a while”
-Review of ‘Unplugged Mind’ album by Jason Bivins (Signal to Noise)

”...this music is for those who like and feel an improvisation, for those who is able to paint in one’s imagination the most ingenious forms called up by these sounds.”
-Dmitry Yalkin, GES21, tac.spb.ru

”I never heard of you, but I played impressed by your playing”
-Marco Eneidi (alto sax), marcoeneidi.com


Composition #37
SoLyd Records (SLR 0413)
2011
Personnel:
Alexey Kruglov, reeds
Alexey Lapin, piano
Vladimir Shostak, double bass


Bewitched Concert
Intonema (INT 002)
2011
Personnel:
Thomas Buckner - voice
Edyta Fil - flute
Ilia Belorukov - alto saxophone, objects
Alexey Lapin - upright piano
Juho Laitinen - cello, voice


Double Sonata
SoLyd Records (SLR 0411)
2011
Personnel:
Roman Stolyar & Alexey Lapin, pianos


Inner Spire
Leo Records (CD LR 601)
2011
Personnel:
Francois Carrier, alto sax
Alexey Lapin, piano
Michel Lambert, drums


Alexey Lapin. Parallels. Solo piano
Leo Records (CD LR 598)
2011


Rimsky-Korsakov. Crosswise
Leo Records (CD LR 582)
2010
Personnel: Vlady Bystrov: reeds, electronics
Alexey Lapin: piano


Seek it not with your eyes
Red Toucan (RT 9339)
2010
Personnel: Helen Bledsoe – flute (4,5)
Melvyn Poore – tuba, euphonium
Matthias Schubert – tenor sax
Alexey Lapin: piano
Roger Turner – percussion


Anatomy of Sound
SoLyd Records (SLR 0327)
2010
Personnel: Yury Yaremchuk - soprano sax, bass-clarinet
Alexey Lapin: piano


Road Up the Hill
A&S (ASC 01.006)
2009
Tracks: 1. Road Up the Hill - 7'40; 2. Bee’s Statue – 1'18; 3. Solitary Space - 6'11; 4. House On the Lake - 5'38; 5. Spirit of Sound - 9'44.
Personnel: Helen Bledsoe: flutes
Alexey Lapin: piano


7 IMPROMPTUS
A&S (ASC 01.004)
2005
Personnel: Helen Bledsoe: flutes; Alexey Lapin: piano


Unplugged Mind
LeoRecords (LR540)
2009
Personnel: Frank Gratkowski - alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Helen Bledsoe – flutes; Alexey Lapin – piano; Sebastian Gramss - double bass


MAGIC LETTERS
LeoRecords (LR524)
2006
Personnel: Lena Sedykh, voice; Helen Bledsoe, flutes; Nikolai Rubanov, bass-clarinet; Vitali Zaitsev, trumpet; Alexey Lapin, piano; Vladimir Shostak, double bass; Marcus Godwyn, drums


The Way
DOM (CDDOMA 071202)
2006
Personnel: Lena Sedykh, voice; Helen Bledsoe, flutes; Nikolai Rubanov, bass-clarinet; Vitali Zaitsev, trumpet; Alexey Lapin, piano; Vladimir Shostak, double bass; Marcus Godwyn, drums


STRANGE FEELING
A&S (ASC 01.005)
2005
Personnel: Alexey Lapin, piano; Vladimir Shostak, double bass; Marcus Godwyn, drums


OLD HOUSE
A&S (ASC 01.003)
2004
Personnel: Vitali Zaitsev, trumpet; Alexey Lapin, piano; Vladimir Shostak, double bass


A GAME
A&S
2002
Personnel: Alexey Lapin, piano; Grig Voskoboynik, double bass; Alexander Emelianov, drums


UNDERTHOUGHT
A&S (ASC 01.002)
1998
Personnel: Alexey Lapin, piano, back-vocal, acoustic like synthesizers


SYSTEM
SNC (SNC-7066)
1997
Personnel: Alexey Lapin – synthesizers; Evgeny Melnikov - 'Active Wood' bass, programming

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